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2016 Condrieu “Clos Chanson”

André Perret

André Perret farms some of the top sites in the Condrieu appellation—terroirs that bring out the absolute best in the Viognier grape. The Clos Chanson represents one of two single-vineyard bottlings he produces, from a steep, terraced parcel of rocky decomposing granite. This rich, opulent nectar will pamper your palate, coating it with fine, exotic flavors of candied citrus, lychee, and apricot. Few dry whites are as luxurious and satisfying.

Anthony Lynch

Wine Type: white
Vintage: 2016
Bottle Size: 750mL
Blend: Viognier
Appellation: Condrieu
Country: France
Region: Northern Rhône
Producer: André Perret
Vineyard: .5 ha, 40 years average
Soil: Granite, Clay
Farming: Lutte Raisonnée
Alcohol: 14%

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About Northern Rhône

map of Northern Rhône

On the wines of the northern Rhône, Kermit wrote in Adventures on the Wine Route, “The best combine a reminder of the sunny Mediterranean with the more self-conscious, intellectual appeal of the great Burgundies farther north, which is not a bad combination.” Like the wines of Provence, Burgundy, and Beaujolais, Kermit was introduced to this region by Richard Olney, an American ex-pat and friend of Alice Waters.

Though technically part of the same region as the southern Rhône and connected by the Rhône River, much differentiates the north from the south. The climate is continental and in general cooler than that Mediterranean climate of the south. The appellations are significantly smaller: Cornas has less than 300 acres planted to vine and Hermitage around 345. The area planted is minute when compared to Gigondas (3,000+ acres) and Châteauneuf-du-Pape (nearly 8,000 acres). Many of the great wines come from steep hillside vines—terraced during Roman times. It was clear to the Romans that great wine could be made here and DNA evidence now shows that Syrah is in fact indigenous to the Rhône.

The terroir is predominantly granite and lastly, blends of the wines are mostly single grape varieties. Only four grape varieties are permitted in AOC blends: Syrah, Viogner, Marsanne, and Roussanne (as compared to the 19 permitted varieties allowed in Châteauneuf). The red wines are nearly all Syrah and Condrieu and Château Grillet must be 100% Viogner. The whites of Hermitage, Saint Joseph, Saint Péray, and Crozes-Hermitages may only be blends of Marsanne and Roussanne.

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