Domaine du Monteillet Condrieu ‘Les Grandes Chaillées’
Essence of Viognier, elegant, delicately perfumed, fresh and mineral, with layers of flavour and complexity. Still young, this is full of primary flavours, a true taste of Viognier . Nutty and creamy. After 10 years the wine will develop wonderfully honeyed secondary flavours.
Pear, crushed rock, peach and apricot notes, as well as a subtle touch of spice. The wine is full-bodied, heady, with classic exotic tropical fruits .
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Essence of Viognier, elegant, delicately perfumed, fresh and mineral, with layers of flavour and complexity. Still young, this is full of primary flavours, a true taste of Viognier . After 10 years the wine will develop wonderfully honeyed secondary flavours. Stéphane Montez’ family have been growing grapes in the Northern Rhône for ten generations and today have vineyards in Condrieu, Côte Rôtie and Saint-Joseph. After formally studying winemaking, tenth generation vigneron Stéphane, not content with simply growing grapes as his forefathers had done, travelled to South Africa, Australia, California and even England to experience wine making outside France, before returning to the family’s vineyards to make wine from the grapes they had expertly tended and which truly express the French terroir of the prime sites they own. The winery was founded in 1732 and Stéphane, the young, talented and dynamic winemaker, took over the family vineyard in 1997. The Viognier grapes for Stéphane’s Condrieu come from six parcels on superb terroirs in Chavanay, Saint Michel sur Rhône et Vérin. The Chaillées are the dry stone walls that support the terraced vines on the steep granite slopes. Grapes are destemmed with 9 hours of skin contact before a gentle pressing and fermentation in oak barriques and demi-muids. Careful battonage and aging for 11 months in 75% 1 and 2 year old fûts and 25% in new French oak demi-muids without racking or adding sulphur. Food Recommendations:- Match with smoked salmon, grilled lobster, turbot with hollandaise, warm goats cheese salad, spring vegetable risotto.