The wine is a pure expression ot the terroir. A deep and brillant golden color, the wine is charming and well-balanced offering an enticing nose of fresh white fruits and flowers. Smooth and rich on the palate with great concentration and complex flavors supported by a hint of minerality that brings freshness and finesse to the wine. A long and elegant finish.
|Vintage:||2016||Grape Varietals:||100% Viognier|
Vines are 30 years old on average.
Alcoholic fermentation in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks.
50% of the wine is aged in French oak barrels for 12 months and the other 50% is aged in stainless steel tanks.
Batonnage (stirring of the lees)
The wine pairs well with salmon carpaccio, scallops, foie gras, pork loin with curry sauce, delicate Asian food, goat cheese.
|Item Number||Unit||Units/Case||Type||UPC - bottle||SCC - case||SRP/Unit|
|F1EE414018VGS||750ml||1||Glass||7 84585 02320 2||1 07 84585 02320 9||$150.00|
"Coming from a who’s who of vineyards (Roncharde, Côte Chatillon, La Caille, Vergelas, Corbéry and Chéry) and brought up in a mix of stainless steel and French oak, the 2016 Condrieu Héritage boasts an exotic, perfumed bouquet of wildflowers, honeysuckle, liquid rock and ripe tangerines. With medium-bodied richness and a crisp, balanced, beautifully fresh style, it just sings of pure Viognier (and Condrieu) and is a great white to drink over the coming 4-6 years."
- Jeb Dunnuck (Northern Rhône: The Blockbuster 2015s and Elegant 2016s, January 2018), 94 pts
"A selection of the best barrels, from vines up to 70 years old. The Intense nose has great purity of expression, focussing more on flowers than fruit. In the mouth, it is full, silky and flowing, finishing with a hint of noble bitterness. It's very long indeed, with great finesse. Like many Condrieus in 2016, it does lack a touch of acidity, but it's nonetheless an excellent example. Drinking Window 2018 - 2021."
- Decanter (En primeur tastings, Rhône, 09 Oct 2017), 94 pts
"A selection of the best individual barrels/cuves, the 2016 Condrieu Heritage is drawn from the estate's oldest vines (around 70 years old), aged in stainless steel (60%) and barrel (40%). It's textbook floral, apricot aromas lead into a medium to full-bodied wine that manages to be rich and viscous without being cloying, as citrus zest and brine emerge on the long finish. - Joe Czerwinski"
- The Wine Advocate (Issue #234, December 2017), 93-95 pts
"The top wine of the estate, the tiny production 2013 Condrieu Héritage comes from a number of terroirs (similar to the les Ravines), and sees 12 months in equal parts French oak and stainless steel. Starting out crisp and mineral-laced, it blossoms with time in the glass and reveals beautiful notes of white peach, marmalade, stone fruits and dried herbs. Medium-bodied, classic, energetic and lively, it strikes a good balance between richness and fresh, and comes across as a classic, textbook Condrieu. It will drink well for 4-5 years.- Jeb Dunnuck"
- The Wine Advocate (Issue #222, December 2015), 91 pts