Georges Vernay, Condrieu Terrases de L’Empire 2018

Georges Vernay, Condrieu Terrases de L’Empire 2018

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Grape: Viognier

Region: Rhone, France

Appellation: Condrieu

Organic

 

Georges Vernay is known as the saviour of Viognier and the King of Condrieu, he was responsible for the growth and worldwide recognition of this small appellation during the 1950s. His estate covers 16 hectares of vineyards, 3 of which are in the Cote Rotie appellation. The steep and uneven vineyards make mechanical labour impossible, the vines are manually propagated without the use of residual herbicide or insecticide. George's daughter, Christine, returned to her roots with Paul Anselem, her Parisian husband, and has looked after the winemaking since 1996.

Stunning lychees and peach aromas sustained by the full and creamy palate. Pure Viognier expression.