Xavier Gerard Condrieu Marmouzin 2013
|Region||France, Rhone, Condrieu|
A tiny 0.32 hectare parcel high on the hill in Condrieu yields the fruit for this wine, which is among the most classic examples of Condrieu we've tasted. The vines are 35 years old, and neutral oak elevage allows the purity of the appellation to shine through. A mix of restrained fruit and subtle minerality make this a Condrieu that harkens back to versions we encountered at the outset of our career some thirty plus years ago when the beauty of the Viognier lay in its ethereal, ballet-like presence on the palate rather than in the power of its ripe (over-ripe?) fruit.