Condrieu Pagus Luminus Louis Cheze (Domaine) 2017 - Lot of 1 Bottle
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Condrieu Pagus Luminus Louis Cheze (Domaine) 2017

  • Yellow fruit
  • Gastronomic wine
  • Color: White
  • 14 %
  • Intensity
  • Rich

Produced by one of the rising names of the Rhône Valley vineyard, a superb and classic Condrieu which is perfectly balanced by the minerality of its terroir that responds to the exuberance of the grape variety. More info

Located at the top of the hill, the 2-hectare Pagus Luminis parcel has produced this cuvée since the 1993 vintage. Located on the slopes of Limony, it benefits from a southerly exposure and granitic soil. Here, 25-year-old Viognier vines are sustainably farmed, and their yields are estimated at 32 hl/ha. In the vineyards, selective sorting on the vine is conducted, with harvesting by hand. In the cellar, a second sorting on a vibrating table is carried out, followed by pressing, settling, and alcoholic and malolactic fermentation in barrique barrels with lees stirring. The wine is then matured for between 8 and 10 months in barrels used once or twice before, before filtration and bottling. This Condrieu has a pretty yellow-gold colour. Its nose reveals attractive white flower and peach notes. The palate is direct and supple, and finishes with a beautiful mineral note. It is advisable to drink it while still young and fruity, between 2 and 4 years old. Others will appreciate the tertiary aromas of Viognier after a few years' keeping.

Condrieu Pagus Luminus Louis Cheze (Domaine) serve at a temperature of 11°C. It will pair perfectly with the following dishes: Boudin blanc, Risotto aux langoustines épicées, Risotto aux asperges.

Lot presentation
Condrieu Pagus Luminus Louis Cheze (Domaine)

Cuvée presentation

Located at the top of the hill, the 2-hectare Pagus Luminis parcel has produced this cuvée since the 1993 vintage. Located on the slopes of Limony, it benefits from a southerly exposure and granitic soil. Here, 25-year-old Viognier vines are sustainably farmed, and their yields are estimated at 32 hl/ha. In the vineyards, selective sorting on the vine is conducted, with harvesting by hand. In the cellar, a second sorting on a vibrating table is carried out, followed by pressing, settling, and alcoholic and malolactic fermentation in barrique barrels with lees stirring. The wine is then matured for between 8 and 10 months in barrels used once or twice before, before filtration and bottling. This Condrieu has a pretty yellow-gold colour. Its nose reveals attractive white flower and peach notes. The palate is direct and supple, and finishes with a beautiful mineral note. It is advisable to drink it while still young and fruity, between 2 and 4 years old. Others will appreciate the tertiary aromas of Viognier after a few years' keeping.

Information about domain Louis Cheze

Louis Chèze started his venture in 1978 with one hectare of vines in the Saint-Joseph appellation, on a hillside on the right bank of the Rhône in the commune of Limony. Since then, the domain has grown to 30 hectares, and owns vineyards in Saint-Joseph, Condrieu and more recently, on the other side of the Rhône on the hillsides of Seyssuel, opposite the Côte-Rôtie. Like François Villard, Yves Cuilleron and Pierre Galliard, Louis Chèze now cultivates vines on the remains of the ancient Roman vineyards there. The domain has a modern winery so the vinification process is as fine-tuned as it can be. Every cuvée is the outcome of a meticulous single parcel selection that allows the terroir and grapes to express themselves fully. As the wines are produced on a granite terrain they are very fresh, stylish and full of character. This Rhône Valley domain is growing in reputation.

Detailed characteristics

  • Quantity: 1 Bottle
  • Level: 1 into-neck
  • Label: 1 good appearance
  • Origin: Trade
  • Recoverable VAT: Yes
  • Original Wooden Case: No
  • French customs seal: no
  • Alcohol percentage: 14 %
  • Country/Region: Rhône
  • Appellation/Wine: Condrieu
  • Producer/Owner: Louis Cheze (Domaine)
  • Vintage: 2017
  • Color: White
  • Service temperature: 11°
  • Viticulture: Sustainable farming
  • Size (in ha): 14
  • Volume: 80000
  • Intensity: Rich
  • Dominant aroma: Yellow fruit
  • Tasting occasion: Gastronomic wine
  • Grape variety: 100% Viognier
Condrieu Pagus Luminus Louis Cheze (Domaine)
Condrieu Pagus Luminus Louis Cheze (Domaine)

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