- Domaine André Perret
- 2022 - 2027
- Case size
- En Primeur
Goedhuis, November 2021
From another lieu dit where most of the vines were planted in 1948. The 2020 Coteau de Chéry has a delicious nose of freshly squeezed peaches, nectarines and apricots mixed with fresh fennel, lime flower and subtle spice. The palate is juicy and mineral with a silky, almost creamy texture that works beautifully with the plump, peachy richness. Rounded yet fresh with a lasting, juicy finish.
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.