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Guigal Condrieu 2008

Guigal Condrieu 2008

Viognier from Condrieu, Rhone, France

Price: $51.99
Item No. 103136
  • ST91
Style: Rich & Creamy

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.0%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1999
  • ST91
  • RP90
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Winemaker's Notes

Color: Brilliant clear golden yellow.

Nose: Intensely flowery (violets), and fruity (apricot, peaches and citrus).

Palate: Fresh and round. Rich, unctuous and full bodied.

Overall: Harmonious with light acidity and round fleshy fruits.Delicate and elegant.

Critical Acclaim

"($83; two-thirds raised in stainless steel, the other third in new barriques Light, vivid yellow. Intensely floral aromas of white peach, nectarine, tangerine, honeysuckle and violet, with a suave spiciness. Tangy, sharply focused citrus and pit fruit flavors are complemented by notes of talc and allspice and supported by a taut mineral spine. Finishes with very good spicy persistence and an echo of sweet citrus fruit."
91 Points

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Learn About Guigal Map ItMap It

The Guigal domain was founded in 1946 by Etienne Guigal in the ancient village of Ampuis, home of the wines of the Cote-Rotie. In these vineyards that are over 2400 years old, you can still see the small terraced walls characteristic of the Roman period. Etienne Guigal arrived in this region in 1923 at the age of 14. He made wine for over 67 vintages and, at the beginning of his...

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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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