Condrieu Les Ceps du Nébadon Alain Paret 2014
"This wine has exotic tropical fruit aromas and a charming, memorable taste. Like a thousand-faced diamond, it shimmers a pale yellow-gold, with a great nose showing subtle hints of wildflowers and a balancing density in the mouth lasting through the rich long finish…"
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The grapes for this wine which are 100% Viognier are grown on very steep slopes, where yields are by necessity low, and a green harvest is practiced to maximize fruit health. Carefully harvested by hand and sorted at the vineyard and aged on its fine lees in new oak casks. Condrieu is the most famous, white wine producing appellation in the entire Northern Rhone Valley. The wines of Condrieu are fresh, vibrant, mineral driven, rich, often oily textured, rich concentrated wines that showcase ripe, summer fruit sensations with subtle honeysuckle or floral accents. They are dry, but often taste and feel of sweet fruits.
Condrieu is very versatile and makes great pairings with a wide variety of foods. Seafood of all types are perfect, as are chicken, pork, veal, vegetables and most cheeses.