Condrieu Tardieu Laurent 2019
Лозовите масиви са на възраст около 50г. Брането се извършва изцяло на ръка, след което гроздето си сортира във винарната. След ферментация отлежава 10 месеца в нови дървени бъчви и едногодишни дървени бъчви. Виното преминава минимална филтрация.
MaturityReady, but will improve
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Tardieu-Laurent Winery was founded in 1994 by two friends - the famous Burgundy merchant Dominique Laurent and the energetic winemaker Michel Tardieu. As one of the class producers in the Rhone Valley, they use the oldest vineyards from the best plots in the Rhone, work with organic and biodynamic farmers and establish long-term relationships. Over the years, they have gained an influence that provides them with the best wines from the cellars of some of the largest estates in the region. Such a careful selection of a large number of plots and the care it requires upon arrival at the cellar cannot be done on a large scale. Today, Tardieu-Laurent's production remains limited, with two-thirds of the wine coming from the south and one-third from the north of the Rhone. Wines are sought after by connoisseurs around the world and regularly earn high marks from respected wine critics. Anyone interested in the grandeur of the Rhone Valley will be happy to do so with the wines of the Tardieu-Laurent.All wines of the same producer
The Rhone Valley is a long, narrow strip in the south of France. In practice, this region is divided into two sub-regions, each with its own type and identity - North and South Rhone. The northern part is best known for its legendary and long-lasting red wines, mainly from Syrah grapes: Hermitage, Ivory Coast, St. Joseph and Cornas, as well as the fragrant white Viognier from Condrieu. The south is home to the full Chateauneuf-du-Pape and Gigondas, as well as the light Rose of Tavel. Chateauneuf-du-Pape can be a blend of up to 13 different varieties, 3 of which are even white. This is the main difference between it and Gigondas, where white varieties in the blend are not allowed. The most famous of these main red varieties are Grenache, Mourvedre, Syrah and Cinsault, and the white ones are Roussanne, Marsanne and Viognier.More wines of this region
Viognier is a white grape variety used to produce rich wines with pronounced aromas of stone fruit, but can also be very herbal, with aromas of chamomile, lavender, thyme and even a hint of pine. At the end of the 1960s, the Viognier plantations numbered only 14 hectares - mainly located around Condrieu and Château-Grillet. The variety is difficult to grow, has a naturally low acidity. At the same time, it requires a lot of sunshine to ripen properly, but if there is too much heat, it accumulates sugars quickly and due to the high alcohol content, the final wine loses the apricot tones in its aromatic profile. Despite these difficulties in cultivation, after the late 70s of last century, various winemakers around the world began to experiment with it - mailny in Australia and the United States. Today, Viognier is enjoying a remarkable renaissance, with even increasing areas in France, and is also grown in Italy, Spain, Switzerland, the United States, Chile, Argentina, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and even Japan. The variety performs quite well when fermented in oak barrels, in which case the herbal aromas are softened and shades of honey and vanilla are added to them. Interestingly, Vionnier is allowed and used in the Côte-Rôtie appellation for co-fermentation with Syrah. The allowed addition is up to 20% and actually it contributes significantly to improving the profile of the final wine.More wines of the same variety