Yves Cuilleron Condrieu Vertige
Condrieu Condrieu is a 10 mile stretch of hillside with 117ha divided into roughly 65 producers. The top vineyards are the coteaux of Vernon and Chery and it is worth looking out for the wines of, amongst others: Georges Vernay, Francois Villard, Yves Cuilleron and Pierre Gaillard. Classically, Condrieu - 100% Viognier - is an exotically perfumed, oleaginous, rich wine with low-acidity; however, varied picking dates, use of oak and malolactic fermentation make for diverse styles, so it is worth getting to know the producers and their styles.
Complex nose, combining the aromas of ripe viognier et those from the barrels. Round and powerful in the mouth with a rich texture, while the terroir brings incredible balance to the wine. Accompanies great "foie gras entier, frais ou poêlé, millefeuilles de pain d'épices au foie gras et aux pommes."