Jean-Luc Colombo Amour de Dieu Condrieu 2003

Viognier from Condrieu, Rhone, France

Price: $49.99
Item No. 83719
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Winemaker's Notes

Beautifully complex nose of apricots, pear, acacia and soft spices accompanied by hints of vanilla.

On the palate, it is rich, powerful and aromatic with a long and elegant finish. The fermentation in oak enhances the delicacy of the wine. It is an intense, yet well-balanced wine with a pleasing fresh acidity.

"Amour de Dieu" complements fish dishes, poultry and white meat entrées.

100% Viognier from 40-year-old vines.

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A native of Marseilles, Colombo first developed a strong admiration for the wines of the Rhone Valley in the late 1970s as a pharmacy student. A devotee of the Syrah grape, Colombo was convinced that the northern Rhone appellation of Cornas offered enormous and, at the time, unrecognized potential for producing super-quality Syrah wines. After earning degrees in pharmacy and...

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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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