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Guigal Condrieu 2017

Guigal 2011 Condrieu (100% Viognier) | 13.5% | From the renowned Condrieu appellation (from the French coin de ruisseau meaning corner of the brook) the most celebrated land of Viognier on the planet for its sandy granite slopes, this is true to form with scents and flavors of fleshy, soft, chin dripping peaches, soft ripened apricots, and balmy orchards in bloom; this might not sound like a wine descriptor but it sums up this Condrieu nicely because Viognier in the Northern Rhône bears all these soft sided stone fruit qualities as a voluptuous sort of beauty. Such a soft white makes for a pleasant counter point to the rich Syrahs of neighboring Cote Rôtie. 30 year old vines help concentrate this fragrant Viognier enough that a third of it is fermented in new oak barrels. Between the varietal character and 100% malolactic fermentation, the acidity is on the softer end of the spectrum which make it a pleasant partner to truffled eggs or else flaky halibut, plaice, cod or haddock.
Wine review by Nicholas Livingston, March 11, 2014 (Flower)

Food Pairings

Between the varietal character and its malolactic fermentation (that softens the apple like malic acids to the creamier lactic acids), the acidity of Condrieu is on the softer end of the spectrum which make for a pleasant partner to truffled eggs or

Where to find this wine

Accounts that have purchased this wine in the previous twelve months are listed below, alphabetically by city. Please call ahead to confirm availability or vintage

Total Wine & More - Eagan

Ace Spirits

North Loop Wine & Spirits

Total Wine & More - Minnetonka

Haskell's - Minnetonka

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