La Doriane is a luxury cuvée of Condrieu that E. Guigal has produced since the 1994 vintage. The Viognier used for this wine is sourced from some of the finest sites in the appellation, including Cotes Chatillon, a steeply terraced vineyard overlooking the town of Condrieu itself. The other vineyards are Coteaux de Chery and Colombier, situated further south, and Chateau Volan - an exceptionally steep, south-facing vineyard near the town of Malleval.
"Even better and a monumental effort, the 2012 Condrieu La Doriane shows the freshness and purity of the vintage, with thrilling minerality that gives lift to stone fruits, citrus, marmalade and assorted floral nuances. Medium to full-bodied, laser-focused and ultra-precise, yet still fantastically textured and long, this is blockbuster stuff that flirts with perfection and should not be missed."
The Wine Advocate