Georges Vernay Viognier Le Pied de Samson 2007

Viognier from Condrieu, Rhone, France

Price: $32.99
Item No. 100221

Winemaker's Notes

This vineyard is located on the upper slopes of Condrieu on slopes higher than 300 meters. Recently, we excluded this vineyard from the Conderieu appellation because of it's altitude. From 15 year old vines, this is a great opportunity to try a Condrieu type wine, at a fraction of the price!

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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