Georges Vernay Condrieu Les Chaillees de L'Enfer 2006

Viognier from Condrieu, Rhone, France

Price: $105.00 $85.00
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Item No. 100219
  • WS93
  • RP93
  • ST92

Winemaker's Notes

This very steep vineyard makes any mechanization impossible. The vines are manually kept without the use of residual herbicide or insecticide. Composed of 2 hectors of terraces exposed south-southeast on granite soil.

Critical Acclaim

"Showy and enticing, with ebullient peach, anise and fennel notes that stay pure and driven from beginning to end. Great mouthwatering minerality takes over on the finish. Combines richness and elegance. Viognier at its best. Drink now through 2012."
93 Points

"The 2006 Condrieu Les Chaillees de l’Enfer’s flamboyant notes of marmalade, spring flowers, overripe melons, pear, and peach are all present in this deep, full-bodied wine, which has great acidity (a characteristic of this vintage) and a stunning, lush finish. Georges Vernay’s attractive daughter Christine has been running this estate for a number of years, and has not only built on the highly successful white wines of her father, but has also dramatically increased the quality of the reds. "
93 Points

"Bright gold. Hugely aromatic, pungent bouquet of fresh peach, nectarine, floral honey and violet. Deeper poached pear and honeydew flavors maintain very good verve, and finish with excellent lift and lingering sweetness. You could wear this as perfume."
92 Points

Learn About Georges Vernay

GEORGES VERNAY created the family business with 1.5 hectares of AOC Condrieu Coteau du Vernon vineyards. Towards the end of the 40's, GeorgesVernay became one of the most ardent defenders and saviours of the Appellation, then about to disappear. Today, the vinification is assured by his children Luc and Christine VERNAY and the estate extends over 16 hectares: 7 hectares...

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Learn About Condrieu

(con-dree-UH) This tiny appellation just south of Cote Rotie produces all white wine, all from Viognier, the heady, perfumed grape that is at its best in the Northern Rhone. The slopes are south facing and made of granite, with a very specific top soil made from mica, called arzelle. Condrieu is small, with only 300 acres of vine. Within Condrieu lies Chateau Grillet, a sole...

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Learn About Viognier

Viognier(vee-ohn-YAY) Viognier is best known for producing the rich, aromatic white wines of the Northern Rhone. Once a pricey commodity of the area, it's now much easier to find and drink. The perfumed grape creates wines of distinct aromas and flavors. Lower in acid and even lower yielding, Viognier kept to itself in Southern France until some traveling winemakers took hold of...

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