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2020 Condrieu

Lionel Faury
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Viognier? No, thanks. Condrieu? Ah, okay, you’ve got my attention. Faury’s Condrieu? Well, why didn’t you say so in the first place? Fill ’er up! Much as one could argue that Raveneau does not make Chardonnay, but rather Chablis, I would say that Faury does not make Viognier, but rather one hell of a Condrieu, replete with huge apricot and peach aromas and a fresh, regal palate.

Chris Santini


Technical Information
Wine Type: white
Vintage: 2020
Bottle Size: 750mL
Blend: Viognier
Appellation: Condrieu
Country: France
Region: Northern Rhône
Producer: Lionel Faury
Winemaker: Lionel Faury
Vineyard: Planted between 1976 and 2007, 3.3 ha
Soil: Granite
Aging: Aged 11 months on lees, 10% new barrels, 30% 2 to 5 year-old barrels, and 60% stainless steel
Farming: Lutte Raisonnée
Alcohol: 14%

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Inspiring Thirst

A good doctor prescribed the wine of Nuits-Saint-Georges to the Sun King, Louis XIV, when he suffered an unknown maladie. When the king’s health was restored the tasty remedy enjoyed a vogue at court. Lord, send me a doctor like that!

Inspiring Thirst, page 117