Domaine Georges Vernay, Condrieu "Coteau de Vernon" 2014
The nose is curvy, has a gentle depth, an air of ripe Pear William with apricot, licorice, spring flowers, a discreet line of freshness. The palate is most serene, gives a lissom run of pear-peach fruit with tightening of grip in a smoky aftertaste. The balance is beautiful.
Type: White Wine Rating: RP 96 Country of Origin: France Region: Rhône Valley Alcohol by vol: 13% Volume: 750ml
About The Winery
Under Georges Vernay’s management, the domaine has contributed so much to keep Condrieu on the map, especially during the 1960s’ when the appellation covered only 8 hectares. Today managed with brio by George’s daughter Christine and her husband Paul Ansellem, the domaine covers 8 Ha in Condrieu, making them one of the top three owners; 2.5 ha in Côte-Rôtie and 1.5 Ha in the Saint-Joseph appellations. In Condrieu, three cuvees are made from vineyards situated in Condrieu, the heart of the appellation, on south to southeast facing steep slopes, and all express the purest; most restrained expression of the Viognier grape. From top to bottom: Côteau de Vernon, created in 1940 by Christine’s grand-father Francis, is the reference amongst all Condrieu: 60 years old vines on decomposed granite locally called “gore”, is a wine of great personality and definition and has on numerous occasion shown a surprising ability to age.