Coteau du Vernon

A complex yet elegant wine, Coteau de Vernon is one of the finest expressions of the subtlety of the Viognier grape. Depending on the vintage, this unique Condrieu, from the very centre of the Condrieu appellation and the estate, presents aromas of yellow fruits, fresh and candied citrus fruits and exotic fruits, along with notes of spices, tobacco, wood and leathers and a lingering bitter finish. Its balance is always perfect, with plenty of freshness, vegetal and menthol notes, white flowers and a very good acidity. Coteau de Vernon is a fine, tight, self-assured, precise and delicate wine with a restrained exuberance, a quintessential Condrieu.

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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

Dark fruits, oriental spices, smoke, liquorice, cigar-boxes, chocolate, black pepper… This Côte-Rôtie launched by Christine has sealed the Estate’s reputation, as much as Vernon: from mature Syrah vines in the Maison Rouge locality, it has an incomparable class! Structured, perfectly balanced, it is as sensuous and full-bodied, as it is spicy and enchanting. The tannins are assertive, but the mastery of its vinification creates an exceptionally silky, velvety palate. Intensity, elegance, harmony, sensuality…

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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

Les Chaillées de l’Enfer is a wine « with incredible charm ». It blends fruit (apricot, pear, white peaches) with citrus fruits, waxy notes and other more floral (white flowers, rose, violets), more vegetal (mint, thyme, etc.) and spicy (ginger, saffron) notes.
A tight Condrieu with saline and iodine tones, elegant, with a lovely freshness, this is a white of great purity with a perfect balance that could be called closed and tense.

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 blonde-style Côte-Rôtie with 5% Viognier, is the perfect blend of intensity and delicacy. A dark colour with a mineral smoky nose with dark fruits, black olive and pepper all enhanced by a floral component brought by the Viognier. This is a highly aromatic and elegant wine. With well-constructed but perfectly smooth tannins, this Côte-Rôtie is well-rounded on the palate with a beautiful long finish. Smooth and sensual, it expresses an immediate pleasure.

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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 the archetypal fruity wine, with inimitable aromas of white peach, apricot kernels and white almonds and a finesse that perfectly represents the charm of the style. This is an elegant, extremely harmonious wine with great freshness, best enjoyed young.

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

La Dame Brune, a wine produced from mature 45-year old vines planted on the granite slopes of Saint-Joseph, presents an exemplary minerality combined with the most beautiful Syrah notes of dark fruits, spices, pepper and black olives. In its youth it has smoothness and a remarkable structure, this is a wine that can be enjoyed for its balance and uniqueness, which extends the pleasure…

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

Dark fruits, liquorice, subtle spices, red pepper, chocolate, woodlands, woody notes. Terre d’Encre (literally translated as ‘Lands of Ink’) is a wine worthy of its name. This dark-coloured wine is produced from 30-year-old Syrah vines planted on granite soils in the municipality of Chavanay. It presents the spicy structure and body of the estate’s fine wines.

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

Intense on the nose and full on the palette with red berries after a frank attack with good acidity. A saline freshness but spicy, peppery structure, Saint-Agathe, produced from mature Syrah vines on the Condrieu appellation, plays remarkably well on the Syrah, a very pleasant wine, finely crafted like all the Estate’s wines.

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

More complex than it appears, Pied de Samson takes its name from the giant Samson who, stooping to drink water from the Rhône, left his footprint not far from the estate. It presents the Viognier in its original form with expressions of indulgent fruits and freshness. In blind tastings it is often mistaken for a Condrieu; on the palate it is a pure moment of pleasure !

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, produced from mature Syrah vines offers a taste very similar to that of a Côte-Rôtie! Its name is derived from the variety of peach trees that were once planted on this May Flower plot. This is wine with intense aromas of green pepper, black cherries, game and spices that wrap around a smooth, balanced, mature, lasting and fresh texture. It is produced in 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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