2012 Domaine Pichat “La Caille”. Condrieu, France 13.5%

100% Viognier. Tiny production of 3 barrels. Spent 1 year in oak barrels, with 1/3 being new each vintage.

Domaine Pichat “La Caille”. Condrieu

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.


About Perth Wine Enthusiast

Casual observations of a Perth wine enthusiast. I am a recently turned 40 husband to a wonderful wife and father to 3 fantastic children. When work and family are not occupying me, my thoughts frequently turn towards two of my other passions in life, wine and food.


  1. It is expensive, but there are few wines as enjoyable as Condrieu. Have you ever had Château Grillet?

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