Guigal La Doriane Condrieu 2006

Viognier from Condrieu, Rhone, France

Price: $99.00
Item No. 94442
  • RP97
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Winemaker's Notes

100% Viognier

Intensely powerful and elegant aromas of white flowers, apricot, white peaches. The palate is fresh, round, rich and full-bodied. Fully expressive of the terroir with great finesse. A pleasant light acidity is well balanced with round, fleshy fruitiness.

Enjoy as an aperitif, or with foie gras, scrambled egg and truffles, or delicate fish.

"There are 15,000 bottles of the 2006 Condrieu la Doriane. With laser-like precision in addition to extraordinary notes of crushed rock, nectarine, marmalade, white peach, and spring flowers, it is a compelling Condrieu to enjoy over the next several years."
Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
97 Points

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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