Condrieu Coteau de Vernon Georges Vernay 1981 - Lot of 1 Bottle
Auction

Condrieu Coteau de Vernon Georges Vernay 1981

  • Mineral
  • Gastronomic wine
  • Icon wine
  • Color:White
  • 13% 
  • 0.75L
  • Intensity
  • Rich

One of the jewels of the domain: a Condrieu produced from old vines with complex, indulgent aromas. More info

  • Quantity: 1 Bottle
  • Level: 1 4.5cm
  • Label: 1 very slightly marked label, 1 very slightly scuffed label, 1 slightly damaged capsule
  • Country/Region: Rhône
  • Appellation/Wine: Condrieu
  • Producer/Owner: Georges Vernay
  • More information....

Condrieu Coteau de Vernon Georges Vernay serve at a temperature of 13°C. It will pair perfectly with the following dishes: Foie gras, Quenelles de brochet, Raviolis de cèpes.

  • Vintage score: 14/20
  • Lot presentation
    Condrieu Coteau de Vernon Georges Vernay

    Cuvée presentation

    The Coteau de Vernon is the very heart of the appellation and the estate itself. This example is the finest expression of the Viognier grape that is used exclusively in the production of this wine. It is made from vines between 50 and 80 years old planted on 2.5 ha of granitic soil terraces with a south-south-easterly exposure. The steepness of the vineyard makes mechanised techniques impossible: the grapes are harvested by hand. Treatments are developed using organic products. In the cellar, stemmed grapes are pressed directly, with static racking and fermentation in barrique barrels. The Condrieu is then matured in barrique barrels on fine lees for 12-18 months, with stirring. When drunk in its youth, it delivers great concentration and a subtle power which is revealed after several years of keeping. So look after it carefully!

    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 4.5cm
    • Label: 1 very slightly marked label, 1 very slightly scuffed label, 1 slightly damaged capsule
    • Origin: Private individual
    • Type of cellar: Classic underground cellar
    • Recoverable VAT: No
    • Original Wooden Case: No
    • French customs seal: yes
    • Alcohol percentage: 13 %
    • Country/Region: Rhône
    • Appellation/Wine: Condrieu
    • Producer/Owner: Georges Vernay
    • Vintage: 1981
    • Color: White
    • Service temperature: 13°
    • Viticulture: Sustainable farming 
    • Size (in ha): 2
    • Volume: 4500 bottles
    • Intensity: Rich
    • Dominant aroma: Mineral
    • Tasting occasion: Gastronomic wine
    • Grape variety: Viognier
    Condrieu Coteau de Vernon Georges Vernay
    Condrieu Coteau de Vernon Georges Vernay

    Report a problem with this lot ? Report

    FREE COLLECTION FROM OUR WAREHOUSE
    & SHIPPING FROM €9.90 FOR 12 BOTTLES(1)

    (1)For delivery in metropolitan France. More information....

    iDealwine price estimate
    Condrieu Coteau de Vernon Georges Vernay 1981

    iDealwine Price(1) corresponds to the hammer price and the buyer's premium charged by the auctioneer. (1)Bottle format