100% Viognier. Tiny production of 3 barrels. Spent 1 year in oak barrels, with 1/3 being new each vintage.
Most Condrieu I have seen are priced north of this.
Nose of white flowers. Reminds me of the garden at home at the moment, aromatic Gardenia and Jasmine leap out of the glass. Translates onto the palate, with ripe apricots, spiced pears, stewed quince. Has a firm mineral backbone. Full bodied, without being “fat”. Finishes dry and spicy. Time in glass increases the floral aspects of this wine.
I’m not normally a fan of Viognier, but I quite like this!
Feel that this wine is best suited with a bit of food and suspect grilled sardines should do the trick nicely.
Sample from Airoldi Fine Wines. RRP $75
Tasted 3rd December 2013.