The vineyards are located in the commune of Malleval in the southern sector of the appellation. They are located at more than 300 m in altitude, with a south/south-eastern exposure. The soils are a combination of migmatite, granite and gneiss bringing exhuberant aromas and strong mineral qualities to the Viognier grapes.
Manual harvest between the 3rd and 10th of September. After a short cold-soak, the alcoholic fermentation took place in vats followed by the malolactic fermentation in 275-litre oak Laurus barrels. 18 months elevage on fine lees, with a regular stirring during the first 6 months.
Bottled on 7th May 2020.
5008 bottles, 196 magnums and 8 jeroboams produced.
"The 2018 Condrieu Laurus is a beauty. Loaded with notions of white currants, apricot, flowery incense, and honeysuckle notes, it's rich and mouthfilling on the palate, yet stays balanced, lively, and clean. It competes with the top wines in the appellation." Jeb Dunnuck, December 2019
Service & food pairing suggestions:
Best served at 12-14°C
Optimum maturity: 2021 - 2029
Creamy vegetable risotto
Crayfish with curry
Age of vines & yield:
18 to 35 years on average – 37 hl/ha