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  • 100. Condrieu AC 2015

    Domaine André Perret

    100% Viognier (13.5% alc.)

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    This is made by one of the acknowledged masters of the appellation and comes from 20 year old vines (half from the famous Chéry slope). The unique soil, a sandy decomposed granite rich in quartz and mica, helps give the wine its ripe pear aromas, followed by exotic mango and apricot palate, with good tension and grip on the finish. For drinking now to 2020+.

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Winemaker
Domaine André Perret
Location
Verlieu, near Chavannay
Size of domaine
10.9 hectares, including 1 hectare of Condrieu.
Grape
Viognier planted in 1987 – 80% in Verlieu and 20% in Chéry.
Terroir
Very light pale coloured decomposed granite or granite bedrock. All planted on terraces.
Viticulture
Limits deweeding treatments. Uses a machine to turn the soil and adds fermented compost. Vendanges en verts in July/August. Yields 35 hectos per hectare.
Vinification
Maceration à froid for 4-5 days, then slow direct press of whole bunches. The ends of the alcoholic and malolacatic fermentations are in barrel. Rotates between stainless steel and oak during elevage. Fermented dry by design. Uses 4-5 yr old barrels. Bottled in September. Carries out both a light fining/filtration.
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