Condrieu, Coteau de Chery
André Perret

Condrieu, Coteau de Chery, 2007


Destination

vintage

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2007
12x75cl
DP
£593.36


André Perret, Condrieu, Coteau de Chery, 2007

2005
2007
2021

Tasting Notes


Maturity:
Drink

ABV:
15 %

Notes

The Chery vineyard boasts very pure soft granite soils that enable the roots to go deep, which stand the vines in particularly good stead during heatwaves and result in wines of strong mineral character. This is rich and creamy but lifting and vivacious too, notes of cape gooseberry, lime, greengage and nectarine stone encircled by mineral and violet touches. Stunning.


specifications

country:
France

region:
Rhone

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Producer:
André Perret

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Allergen Information:
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André Perret

André Perret

Tasting André’s superb wines is an unforgettable experience. However, there is always a reticent air about him and an unwillingness to accept praise for the nectar that lies in his immaculate cellars. He deflects most of the praise onto the steep vineyards he owns at Chavanay and the three hectare Côteau du Chéry, the pearl in his oyster. His vines (between 25 to 50 years old) are well exposed to the sun and rarely yield more than 30 hl/ha. He prefers one- to two-year-old oak for maturing his whites, believing that brand new oak can only subdue the extravagant natural aromas and flavours of the Viognier. Malo-lactic fermentation is completed but these never lack for verve or balance. He is truly one of Condrieu's great winemakers. Of his two top Condrieu, the Clos Chanson is usually the most immediately appealing. It offers balance and charm for up to three years in bottle, while the Château du Chéry plays a little harder to get with its finer, classier fruit and violet hints that further reveal themselves with a couple of years bottle age. The crunchy, damson-packed St Joseph usually requires two years in bottle before starting to drink while Les Grisières, a parcel of 90-year-old vines, could challenge a Côte Rôtie for its grace and longevity.

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