LAURUS Condrieu White - Viognier - Rhone, France

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RH136
Vintage: 2018

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.

$110.00
Country FRANCE Region Rhone 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

Robert Parker Wine Advocate 96 Points

Probably the most famous and influential wine critic and journalist in the world, Robert Parker founded the famous American magazine, The Wine Advocate and made his 100-point system a benchmark for the entire industry.

Jeb Dunnuck 95 Points

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

Aged in Oak Barrel 17 Months

This wine has been aged in oak barrel.

Critique Review

It boasts terrific notes of white flowers, candied lemon, tangerine, and toast. This medium to full-bodied, ripe, sexy, yet also incredibly elegant 2016 is up with the crème de la crème of the vintage.

Jeb Dunnuck, January 2018

Wine Facts

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Product Type White Wine
Grape Varietal Viognier
Vintage 2018
Region Rhone 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
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

Robert Parker Wine Advocate 96 Points

Probably the most famous and influential wine critic and journalist in the world, Robert Parker founded the famous American magazine, The Wine Advocate and made his 100-point system a benchmark for the entire industry.

Jeb Dunnuck 95 Points

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

Aged in Oak Barrel 17 Months

This wine has been aged in oak barrel.

Critique Review

It boasts terrific notes of white flowers, candied lemon, tangerine, and toast. This medium to full-bodied, ripe, sexy, yet also incredibly elegant 2016 is up with the crème de la crème of the vintage.

Jeb Dunnuck, January 2018
More Information
Product Type White Wine
Grape Varietal Viognier
Vintage 2018
Region Rhone 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
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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