LAURUS Condrieu White 2019 - Viognier - Rhone, France

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RH136
Vintage: 2019

LAURUS Condrieu White - Viognier - Rhone, FRANCE

Rich, unctuous and fleshy, with tons of pineapple, peach liqueur and hints of orange blossom, the 2015 Condrieu Laurus is
medium to full-bodied, rounded, layered and decadent on the palate...it has a supple, ripe, layered style.

Vintage in image may vary. Refer to wine facts for current vintage.

$115.00
Country FRANCE Region Rhône Valley Grape Varietal Viognier

Product Description

Description

Rich, unctuous and fleshy, with tons of pineapple, peach liqueur and hints of orange blossom, the 2015 Condrieu Laurus is medium to full-bodied, rounded, layered and decadent on the palate. It has a supple, ripe, layered style, this Condrieu is one of the stars of the northern Rh�ne. Pair with lobster ravioli or scallops with cream and white wine. Vintage in image may vary. Refer to wine facts for current vintage.

How to pair it

  • Seafood Pair with lobster ravioli or scallops with cream and white wine

Accolades

Awards

Jeb Dunnuck 94 Points

An American wine critic and journalist specialised in domestic, Bordeaux and Rhone Valley wines and is a former writer for The Wine Advocate.

Jancis Robinson 16.5 Points

Internationally recognised British wine journalist and critic, Jancis Robinson is one of the few influential women in wine and is among the top educators in the industry.

Critique Review

The 2018 Condrieu Laurus is a beauty. Loaded with notions of white currants, apricot, flowery incense, and honeysuckle notes, it's rich and mouth filling on the palate, yet stays balanced, lively, and clean. It competes with the top wines in the appellation. 

Jeb Dunnuck, December 2019

Wine Facts

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Product Type White Wine
Grape Varietal Viognier
Vintage 2019
Region Rhône Valley
Country FRANCE
Winemakers Veronique Torcolacci
Producer Gabriel Meffre
Average age of vines 20 to 30 years
Production method 34 hl/ha
Harvest method Manual
Fermentation & maceration Malolactic fermentation
Aging 17 months in oak barrels
Alcohol 14.5%
Mouth Attribute Complex, Medium-bodied, Rich, Round
Nose Attribute Floral, Fruity, Tropical Fruit
SKU RH136

Vineyard Info

The story of the Gabriel Meffre Winery began in 1936, when Gabriel and his wife, both passionate about wine, created their ‘Négociant-Vinificateur’ business in Gigondas. More than 80 years later, the family business has built on its strong foundations and has established its reputation as a leading Winery in the southern Rhone Valley. LAURUS means ‘Laurel’ in Latin, a Roman symbol of excellence. Here excellence is all about “terroir”: the grapes are grown on parcels selected for their ability to express the very best of each Appellation. The term “terroir” encompasses a soil, a climate and people. Here it is expressed through sustainable partnerships with wine-growers who share our vision. The maturing process in 275-litre Laurus barrels refines the structure, producing complex wines with plenty of character and good cellaring potential. The LAURUS CONDRIEU vineyards are located in the commune of Malleval in the southern sector of the appellation. They are at more than 300 m in altitude, with a south/south-eastern exposure. The soils are a combination of migmatite, granite and gneiss conferring exhuberant aromas and strong mineral qualities to the Viognier grapes.

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Rich, unctuous and fleshy, with tons of pineapple, peach liqueur and hints of orange blossom, the 2015 Condrieu Laurus is medium to full-bodied, rounded, layered and decadent on the palate. It has a supple, ripe, layered style, this Condrieu is one of the stars of the northern Rh�ne. Pair with lobster ravioli or scallops with cream and white wine. Vintage in image may vary. Refer to wine facts for current vintage.

How to pair it

  • Seafood Pair with lobster ravioli or scallops with cream and white wine

Awards

Jeb Dunnuck 94 Points

An American wine critic and journalist specialised in domestic, Bordeaux and Rhone Valley wines and is a former writer for The Wine Advocate.

Jancis Robinson 16.5 Points

Internationally recognised British wine journalist and critic, Jancis Robinson is one of the few influential women in wine and is among the top educators in the industry.

Critique Review

The 2018 Condrieu Laurus is a beauty. Loaded with notions of white currants, apricot, flowery incense, and honeysuckle notes, it's rich and mouth filling on the palate, yet stays balanced, lively, and clean. It competes with the top wines in the appellation. 

Jeb Dunnuck, December 2019
More Information
Product Type White Wine
Grape Varietal Viognier
Vintage 2019
Region Rhône Valley
Country FRANCE
Winemakers Veronique Torcolacci
Producer Gabriel Meffre
Average age of vines 20 to 30 years
Production method 34 hl/ha
Harvest method Manual
Fermentation & maceration Malolactic fermentation
Aging 17 months in oak barrels
Alcohol 14.5%
Mouth Attribute Complex, Medium-bodied, Rich, Round
Nose Attribute Floral, Fruity, Tropical Fruit
SKU RH136
The story of the Gabriel Meffre Winery began in 1936, when Gabriel and his wife, both passionate about wine, created their ‘Négociant-Vinificateur’ business in Gigondas. More than 80 years later, the family business has built on its strong foundations and has established its reputation as a leading Winery in the southern Rhone Valley. LAURUS means ‘Laurel’ in Latin, a Roman symbol of excellence. Here excellence is all about “terroir”: the grapes are grown on parcels selected for their ability to express the very best of each Appellation. The term “terroir” encompasses a soil, a climate and people. Here it is expressed through sustainable partnerships with wine-growers who share our vision. The maturing process in 275-litre Laurus barrels refines the structure, producing complex wines with plenty of character and good cellaring potential. The LAURUS CONDRIEU vineyards are located in the commune of Malleval in the southern sector of the appellation. They are at more than 300 m in altitude, with a south/south-eastern exposure. The soils are a combination of migmatite, granite and gneiss conferring exhuberant aromas and strong mineral qualities to the Viognier grapes.
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