'les rouelles' aoc condrieu 2014

condrieu - rhône, france

 

VARIETAL: 100% Viognier

VINEYARD: Terraced in granitic soils

FARMING: Converting to organic farming practices; most work done by hand, including harvest

WINEMAKING: Grapes destemmed before traditional vinification

AGING: 10 months barrel aging in new French oak

TASTING NOTES: Rich golden color. Fragrant nose of white fruit, citrus, honey and floral notes. Mouth is full bodied, round and smooth with bright, and beautifully balanced acidity. 

RATINGS: Gold Medal & triple trophy winner ('Best Condrieu', 'Best Rhône', 'Best Viogner'), International Wine Challenge (2013); 92 WE (2013); Gold Medal, International Wine Challenge (2012); 92, Editor's Choice, WE (2011)