Coteau du Vernon

The Coteau de Vernon is the very heart of the Condrieu appellation and that of our estate and the wine which carries its name offers the most complex and yet subtle expressions of viognier. It is a wine with a restrained exuberance, a quintessential Condrieu.
In its early years it offers great concentration, a strength that dares not reveal itself. It is only after many years in the cellar that it fully and truly expresses itself.

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Appellation

Condrieu

Porte greffe

110 Richter

Cépage

100 % VIOGNIER

Âge moyen des vignes

Between 50 and 80 years old.

Vignoble

2 hectares, of south/south east facing granite, biotite terraces situated at the very heart of the Condrieu appellation. The vineyards are situated on steep hillsides rendering the use of machines for their maintenance impossible. They are thus maintained manually without the use of weedkillers or insecticides and with all phytosanitary treatments made using organic products.

Densité de plantation

8,000/10,000 vines/hectare

Production annuelle

8 000 to 9 000 bottles

Taille

Guyot simple

Récolte

Manually harvested at full maturity (13% - 14%°), the grapes are then loaded & transported to the cellar in cases

Vinification

Pressing is made directly to the full harvest upon reception in the cellar, fermentation of clear juice takes place in barrels after static, temperature controlled must settling

Élevage

In oak barrels (25% new) on fine lees for between 12 and 18 months, with regular stirring of the lees.

Vieillissement

Best drunk between 2 and 15 years

Rendement

25 Hl/Ha
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Maison Rouge

100% Syrah. This Côte-Rôtie is a delicate, stylish and structured wine. A dark ruby purple, rather full-bodied, this wine has an astounding perfume of dark fruits, oriental spices and smoke. it expresses assertive tannins and is silky and attractive on the palate. It develops sumptuous liquorice and cigar-box tones. Outstanding aging potential.

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Appellation

Vin De Pays des Collines RhodaniennesCôte Rôtie

Porte greffe

3309

Cépage

100 % SYRAH

Âge moyen des vignes

50 years old

Vignoble

2 hectares of sandy, granite terraces in the registered plot of ¨Maison Rouge¨. The vines are located in the south of the Côte Rôtie appellation. The vineyards are situated on steep hillsides rendering the use of machines impossible. They are thus maintained manually without the use of weedkillers, and with all phytosanitary treatments made using organic products.

Densité de plantation

10 000 vines/hectare

Production annuelle

8 000 bottles

Taille

Guyot Simple

Récolte

Manually harvested at full maturity, the grapes are then loaded & transported to the cellar in cases.

Vinification

The grapes are de-stemmed before being placed into oak vats for a fermentation lasting between 3 to 4 weeks.

Élevage

In oak barrels (30% new) for 24 months.

Vieillissement

Best/Ready to be drunk between 5 and 20 years.

Rendement

30 to 35 Hl/Ha

Les chaillées de l’enfer

The term “Chaillées” comes from regional dialect meaning ‘rocky’ and is in reference to the dry stone walls that form the terraces of this plot. In times gone by those who traversed the plot would often be heard to say
“On est à l’Enfer” ’ We are in hell’, in reference to the intense heat one would be made to endure owing to the plots south facing exposition and thus this is how “Les Chaillées d’Enfer” ‘ The Terraces of Hell’ comes by its name.
Opulent, full bodied and aromatic this is a remarkably well balanced wine. Drunk well even in its youth, several years of ageing however will allow it to fully reveal its charms.

Fiche technique

Appellation

Condrieu

Porte greffe

110 Richter

Cépage

100% VIOGNIER

Âge moyen des vignes

50+ years old, many vines originally planted in 1957

Vignoble

2 hectares, of south/south east facing granite, biotite terraces situated in the heart of the appellation of Condrieu. The vineyards are situated on steep hillsides rendering the use of machines for their maintenance impossible. They are thus maintained manually without the use of weedkillers or insecticides.

Densité de plantation

Between 8,000 and 10,000 vines/hectare

Production annuelle

Between 7,000 and 8,000 bottles

Taille

Guyot simple

Récolte

Manually harvested at full maturity (13° 14 °), the grapes are then loaded & transported to the cellar in cases

Vinification

Pressing is made directly to the full harvest upon reception. Fermentation of clear juice in barrels of 225l after static, temperature controlled must settling. The fermentation itself takes between 4 to 5 weeks

Élevage

In oak barrels (25% new) on fine lees for between 12 and 18 months, with regular stirring of the lees

Vieillissement

Best drunk between 2 and 10 years

Rendement

30 Hl/Ha
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Blonde du Seigneur

This Côte-Rôtie with its côte blonde aspect, including 10% Viognier, combines a powerful aspect with very floral notes. Each vintage brings out its intrinsic characteristics, resulting in a luscious and stylish wine. A beautiful dark colour, having a smoky, mineral nose with dark fruits, black olive and pepper, again set off by a floral factor. Its aromatic palate, with well-constructed but smooth tannins, continues into a beautiful long finish. An immediate pleasure that slowly, through years, extends to become the pure expression of Côte-Rôtie Syrah.

Fiche technique

Appellation

Côte-Rôtie

Porte greffe

3309

Cépage

95 % SYRAH, 5 % VIOGNIER

Âge moyen des vignes

30 ans

Vignoble

Le vignoble très accidenté rend toute mécanisation impossible. Les vignes sont entretenues manuellement. Les traitements sont réalisés avec des produits biologiques

Densité de plantation

8 000 pieds/hectare

Production annuelle

15 000 bouteilles

Taille

Cordon et Guyot simple

Récolte

Manuelle, à maturité complète en caissettes

Vinification

Vendage éraflée vinifiée en cuves inox thermo régulées. Cuvaison longue de 2 à 3 semaines

Élevage

En barriques 18 mois (25 % de bois neuf)

Vieillissement

A boire entre 3 et 15 ans
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Les terrasses de l’Empire

The Condrieu “Les Terrasses de l’Empire” is an archetypal fruity wine, with an unmistakable fragrance of white peaches and a finesse and an elegance typical of this style. It is a harmonious Condrieu, one of freshness and beautifully balanced aromatic qualities.

Fiche technique

Appellation

Condrieu

Porte greffe

110 Richter

Cépage

100% VIOGNIER

Âge moyen des vignes

35 years old

Vignoble

A patchwork of small plots located on the steep hillsides of Condrieu. The vineyards locations render the use of machines for their maintenance impossible. They are thus maintained manually with all treatments made with organic products.

Densité de plantation

8 000 to 10 000 vines/hectare

Production annuelle

20 000 bottles

Taille

Guyot simple

Récolte

Manually harvested at full maturity (13% - 14 %) the grapes are then loaded & transported to the cellar in cases

Vinification

Pressing is made directly to the full harvest, fermentation then takes place in oak vats of clear juice after static, temperature controlled must settling

Élevage

In oak vats and barrels on fine lees for 8 months.

Vieillissement

Best drunk between 1 and 7 years

Rendement

35 Hl/Ha
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La dame brune

The mature, 45 year old vines used to produce “La Dame Brune” are planted on granite hillsides in the Saint Joseph appellation. Their maturity gives the wine an exemplary level of minerality. In its youth it has smoothness and a remarkable structure. However it is a wine well suited to aging for several years.
“La Dame Brune” ‘The Dark Lady’ takes her name in reference to our estates owner and wine maker, Christine Vernay who created her upon her arrival at the helm of the estate.

Fiche technique

Appellation

Saint-Joseph

Porte greffe

3309

Cépage

100 % SYRAH

Âge moyen des vignes

50 years old.

Vignoble

South facing granite terraces in the parish of Chavannay. The vineyards are situated on steep hillsides rendering the use of machines for their maintenance impossible. They are thus maintained manually without the use of weedkillers, and with all phytosanitary treatments made using organic products.

Densité de plantation

7,000 vines/hectare

Production annuelle

1,500 bottles

Taille

Cordon de Roya

Récolte

Manually harvested at maturity, the grapes are then loaded & transported to the cellar in cases

Vinification

The grapes are partially de-stemmed and then placed into open barrels for fermentation of between 2 to 3 weeks.

Élevage

In oak (30% new) barrels for 18 months.

Vieillissement

Best drunk between 3 and 15 years
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Terres d’Encre

“Terres d’Encre” is a wine worthy of its name, literally translated as ‘Earth of Ink’ it is produced from vines planted on rich, dark granite terraces in the parish of Chavanay. Dark red in colour and with a bouquet and flavour of dark berry fruits. The mature, 30 year old syrah vines give the wine the fruitiness, spicy structure and body of the grand wines of our estate.

Fiche technique

Appellation

Saint-Joseph

Porte greffe

3309

Cépage

100 % SYRAH

Âge moyen des vignes

30 years old

Vignoble

1.5 hectares of south facing granite terraces in the parish of Chavannay. The vineyards are situated on steep hillsides rendering the use of machines for their maintenance impossible. They are thus maintained manually without the use of weedkillers, and with all phytosanitary treatments made using organic products.

Densité de plantation

7,000 vines/hectare

Production annuelle

7 000 bottles

Taille

Cordon de Royat

Récolte

Manually harvested at maturity, the grapes are then loaded & transported to the cellar in cases.

Vinification

The grapes are first de-stemmed and are then placed into temperature controlled stainless steel vats for a fermentation of between 2 to 3 weeks

Élevage

1 year in oak barrels

Vieillissement

Best drunk between 3 and 10 years

Rendement

38 Hl/Ha
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Sainte Agathe

This wine coming from deep-rooted mature syrah vines found in the vicinity of the Condrieu appellation, offers a bouquet of red fruits and spices. With a full, fleshy flavour of dark fruits and hints of pepper it is a well balanced, finely crafted wine.

Fiche technique

Appellation

Côtes du Rhône

Porte greffe

3309

Cépage

100 % SYRAH

Âge moyen des vignes

40 years old

Vignoble

Exposed south, south-east facing granite terraces. The vineyards are situated on steep hillsides rendering the use of machines impossible. They are thus maintained manually with all phytosanitary treatments made using organic products.

Densité de plantation

7,000 vines/hectare

Production annuelle

6,000 bottles

Taille

Guyot simple and cordon de Royat

Récolte

Manually harvested at maturity, the grapes are then loaded & transported to the cellar in cases

Vinification

The grapes are de-stemmed before being placed into stainless steel vats for a fermentation lasting between 2 to 3 weeks

Élevage

In oak barrels, without use of new barrels, for 1 year

Vieillissement

Best drunk between 2 and 10 years
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Le pied de Samson

This wine takes its name “Le pied de Samson” ‘Samson’s foot’ from regional folklore, which tells of a giant, Samson who with one foot on either bank of the river Rhône bent down to drink from the river and quench his thirst. One of these giant footprints remains today and is situated just a stone’s throw from our estate. This cuvée presents the viognier in its original form, with expressions of indulgent fruits and freshness.

Fiche technique

Appellation

Vin de Pays des Collines Rhodaniennes

Porte greffe

110 Richter

Cépage

100 % VIOGNIER

Âge moyen des vignes

15 years old

Vignoble

The vines are located above the hillsides of Condrieu. Originally considered a part of the appellation of Condrieu, due to their altitude being over 300m above sea level they are no longer permitted. The vineyards are maintained in the traditional manner with all treatments made using organic products

Densité de plantation

6,000 vines/hectare

Production annuelle

10 000 bottles

Taille

Guyot simple

Récolte

Manually harvested at full maturity (12% -13%) the grapes are then then loaded & transported to the cellar in cases

Vinification

Pressing made directly to the full harvest. Upon reception at the cellar. Fermentation then takes place of clear juice in oak vats after static, temperature controlled must settling. The fermentation itself takes between 3 to 4 weeks

Élevage

In oak vats of 20Hl on fine lees

Vieillissement

Best/Ready to be drunk between 2 and 3 years
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Fleurs de Mai

This cuvée comes from mature Syrah vines and offers a degustation very close to that of a Côte-Rôtie. It derives its name “Fleurs de Mai” ‘May Flowers’ from the May Flower peach trees that were long ago found planted on the plot

A wine of deep fragrances, those of black cherries and pepper, game and spices all wrapped around a supple texture. Ripe, fresh and persistant, it is remarkably well balancedwine produced in small, limited quantities.

Fiche technique

Appellation

Vin De Pays des Collines Rhodaniennes

Porte greffe

3309

Cépage

100 % SYRAH

Âge moyen des vignes

50 ans

Vignoble

Mature vines planted on the plateau adjacent to the Condrieu appellation

Densité de plantation

4 000 pieds/hectare

Production annuelle

6 000 bouteilles

Taille

Cordon de Royat

Récolte

Manually harvested at maturity, the grapes are then loaded & transported to the cellar in cases

Vinification

Mature vines planted on the plateau adjacent to the Condrieu appellation.

Élevage

In oak vats for 8 months

Vieillissement

Best drunk between 2 and 5 years
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De Mirbaudie

This red, 100% Syrah wine is made from vines planted at the perimeter of the appellation of Condrieu. It opens itself up with a bouquet of red fruits, blackberries and pepper. Upon tasting it is a wine whose ample flavour, velvety tannins and smoky finale highlight deeper flavours of red fruits and spices.

Fiche technique

Appellation

Vin De Pays des Collines Rhodaniennes

Porte greffe

3309

Cépage

100 % SYRAH

Âge moyen des vignes

20 years old

Vignoble

Situated on the plateau adjacent to the young vineyards of the appellation of Condrieu.

Densité de plantation

4 000 vines/hectare

Production annuelle

10 000 bottles

Taille

Guyot Simple

Récolte

Manually harvested at maturity, the grapes are then loaded & transported to the cellar in cases.

Vinification

The grapes are first de-stemmed and then placed into temperature controlled stainless steel vats for a fermentation of between 2 to 3 weeks.

Élevage

In stainless steels vats.

Vieillissement

Best drunk between 2 to 3 years.
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