Staff Pick

Condrieu "Marmouzin," François Gérard - 2013

Item # 33738 750mL
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Tasting Notes

Powerful and aromatic Viognier from a small plot of the 35-year-old vines. Candied ginger, peaches, melon, lychee, and lily. Winemaker François Gérard makes a more mineral-driven style of Condrieu.


Staff Pick Notes

Condrieu can be spectacular wine, but it's so hard to do right. In the wrong hands it can be overly perfumed and flowery with little acidity and mineral structure to back it up. However, when it's done right, the synergy of exotic fruit, floral bouquet and velvet texture can be a transporting experience. François Gérard has given us a wonderful example of the potential of the viognier variety. From 35 year old vines, this is a mineral-driven wine that follows through to a lengthy finish. Jasmine, lychee, citrus and ginger are all in play on the palate and nose, while the finish goes on and on. This is one for decanting now or to lay down for a few years. Delicious!

- EG

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