- Domaine André Perret
- 2021 - 2026
- Case size
- Available Later
Goedhuis, November 2020
From another lieu dit whose vines are approaching 70 years. This wine is vinified in the same way as the Clos Chanson, but spends slightly longer in oak barrel, which typically gives this cuvée a slightly deeper colour and some sweet honeysuckle aromas
Domaine André Perret
André Perret needs little introduction: he is the master of light-footed, complex Viogniers from the granite soils of Condrieu. The appellation is known for its rich, mouth-coating whites best drunk in their youth, although André’s sophisticated, expressive examples also have the potential to age well in bottle too. The 13 hectare domaine includes 5 hectares in Condrieu and 5 hectares in St Joseph, and his close-knit, peppery, herb-tinged St Joseph Rouge is excellent value and not to be missed, as is his pithy St Joseph Blanc.
A white wine appellation, Condrieu is produced uniquely from Viognier to make both dry and sweet examples. Its best vineyards are grown on shards of decomposed mica often lending a pronounced minerality in its wines. Though Condrieu had a famous past, its more recent history has been modest and its bottlings were virtually unknown outside its region until the 1980s and 1990s when aficionados began to discover its unusual balance of intense fruity aromatics with its bone dry palate. In particularly warm vintages, their wines are notably rich and hedonistic.