Condrieu Terrasses de l'Empire Georges Vernay (no reserve) 2007 - Lot of 1 Bottle

Condrieu Terrasses de l'Empire Georges Vernay (no reserve) 2007

  • Candied fruit
  • Gastronomic wine
  • Wine for ageing
  • Color: White
  • 13.50 %
  • 0.75L
  • Intensity
  • Rich

Un condrieu divinement fruité, fin et élégant. Son équilibre et sa belle fraîcheur sont à découvrir dans ses 7 premières années. More info

  • Quantity: 1 Bottle
  • Level: 1 into-neck
  • Label: 1 very slightly marked label
  • Country/Region: Rhône
  • Appellation/Wine: Condrieu
  • Producer/Owner: Georges Vernay
  • More information....

Condrieu Terrasses de l'Empire Georges Vernay serve at a temperature of 12°C. It will pair perfectly with the following dishes: Foie gras, Quenelles de brochet, Saumon.

  • Vintage score: 16/20
  • Lot presentation
    Condrieu Terrasses de l'Empire Georges Vernay

    Cuvée presentation

    Produced from small parcels on the steep slopes of Condrieu, Viognier – one of the appellation's typical grapes – delivers its inimitable aromas of white peach and white flowers. Harvested by hand, it undergoes direct pressing. The clear juices are fermented after static settling in thermoregulated wooden vats and barrels, élevage in wooden vats on fine lees and in barrique barrels for 8 months: each of these stages plays its part in the production of this lithe, elegant, harmonious wine. Extremely fresh and well balanced, it delivers a superbly indulgent fruitiness. A lovely cuvée to be drunk within seven years.

    Information about domain Georges Vernay

    “I liked the wines that came from the slopes, I found those from the plains very average”. These words of Georges Vernay sum up his contribution to Condrieu. Thanks to Georges, the abandoned, steep slopes here were given new life in the 1960s. In fact, this determined man had the genius intuition to cultivate vines on the “chaillées”, or terraces, aptly known as the “chaillées de l’enfer” (terraces from hell)! The history of this domaine goes back to 1938 when Francis Vernay planted his first hectare of Viognier. Georges Vernay joined in 1943 and expanded the domain by buying some parcels. He opened a tasting room that earned him a loyal English customer base. From 1943 to 2010, the domaine went from 1 to 22 hectares. Since his death in 2017, it has been his daughter Christine who has kept the family tradition alive. The vines are worked by hand and all chemical products are banned.

    Detailed characteristics

    • Quantity: 1 Bottle
    • Level: 1 into-neck
    • Label: 1 very slightly marked label
    • Origin: Private individual
    • Type of cellar: Classic underground cellar
    • Recoverable VAT: No
    • Original Wooden Case: No
    • French customs seal: yes
    • Alcohol percentage: 13.50 %
    • Country/Region: Rhône
    • Appellation/Wine: Condrieu
    • Producer/Owner: Georges Vernay
    • Vintage: 2007
    • Color: White
    • Service temperature: 12°
    • Viticulture: Sustainable farming
    • Intensity: Rich
    • Dominant aroma: Candied fruit
    • Tasting occasion: Gastronomic wine
    • Grape variety: 100% Viognier
    Condrieu Terrasses de l'Empire Georges Vernay
    Condrieu Terrasses de l'Empire Georges Vernay

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    Condrieu Terrasses de l'Empire Georges Vernay (no reserve) 2007

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