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Condrieu La Loye Jean-Michel Gerin 2021

Yellow fruitFood-friendly wine
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13.5%

0.75L

Intensity

Condrieu La Loye is produced in granitic decomposition soil from approximately 25-year-old vines planted in terraces. It is matured in stainless steel tanks (60%) and barrique barrels (40%) for a period of one year. It delivers the yellow fruit aromas (apricot, peach) so typical of Viognier. The palate is refined and elegant, with an attractively acidic palette and a good balance between fat and freshness. This wine can be enjoyed as an aperitif, with white meat or goat cheese.

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Condrieu La Loye Jean-Michel Gerin 2021

The wine

Condrieu La Loye is produced in granitic decomposition soil from approximately 25-year-old vines planted in terraces. It is matured in stainless steel tanks (60%) and barrique barrels (40%) for a period of one year. It delivers the yellow fruit aromas (apricot, peach) so typical of Viognier. The palate is refined and elegant, with an attractively acidic palette and a good balance between fat and freshness. This wine can be enjoyed as an aperitif, with white meat or goat cheese.

About the Producer Domaine Gerin

The Gerin family has lived in Ampuis in the heart of the Côte-Rôtie for six generations. Jean-Michel Gerin established his own vineyards in 1983 with plots in the Côte-Rôtie and Condrieu appellations and two very fine parcels in La Landonne and Les Grandes Places. His vines are tended the traditional way, by hand and without the use of chemical fertilisers or herbicides with organic conversion starting in 2020. Extraction is a priority throughout the vinification process and the wines are aged in low-capacity oak barrels. Jean-Michel's wines are concentrated and impressively velvety. His 17-hectare property takes in the Condrieu and Saint-Joseph appellations and the Collines Rhodaniennes IGP. Along with his wife, Monique, he represents the new wave of Côte-Rôtie producers even though his considerable experience gives his wines plenty of depth and finesse. In 2002 he also embarked on an additional venture, much further south in the sunny Priorat wine region, alongside friends Laurent Combier and Peter Fischer.

Detailed characteristics

Quantity : 1 bottle

Origin : domain

Recoverable VAT : yes

Original wooden case / Original case : no

French customs seal : yes

Alcohol percentage : 13.5 %

Region : Rhone Valley

Appellation : Condrieu

Owner : Jean-Michel Gerin

Vintage : 2021

Colour : white

Ageing potential : drink until 2034

Service temperature : 12°

Viticulture : organic More information....

Size (in ha) : 17 hectares

Intensity : rich

Leading aroma : yellow fruit

Tasting occasion : food-friendly wine

Grape variety : Viognier
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