Georges Vernay Condrieu Coteau de Vernon 2006

Viognier from Condrieu, Rhone, France

$125.00 $99.00
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Item No. 100220
  • white wine
  • boutique wine
  • Green wine
  • collectible wine
  • WS97
  • RP96
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Winemaker's Notes

This very steep vineyard makes any mechanization impossible. The vines are manually kept without the use of residual herbicide or insecticide.

Critical Acclaim

"Very rich and lush, with lots of butter, cream and peach flavors up front, pushed by notes of almond, warm brioche, mango and green plum. Dense and muscular on the finish, this will need to unwind a bit more. A truly rare Viognier that needs cellaring. Best from 2009 through 2015. 500 cases made."
97 Points

"Absolutely profound and one of the best made in a number of years is the 2006 Condrieu Coteaux du Vernon. Light gold, this stunning wine smells of spring flowers, peach, honeysuckle, quince, and apricot notes with an almost mineral liqueur-like note. This full-bodied wine is heady, rich, and stunningly deep, with zesty acidity and presence on the palate. It should be drunk over the next 2-3 years, as my experience with these wines aging has been disappointing. 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. "
96 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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