Gilbert & Aurelien Chirat 2019 Condrieu 'Clos Poncin'

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This is the top single-vineyard Condrieu of Aurelien Chirat made form vines on the lower slopes adjacent to the famed Chateau Grillet. The wine is is little more restrained and held back than the Les Chays from the same estate with more minerality and darker fruit flavours. The body has he same level of richness but this is a wine that is more destined to age. These Condrieus from Chirat are quite remarkable wines, the purest expression of Viognier and some of the few that will continue to develop over many years.

"Tasted blind. Toast, smoke, candied apricot and a touch of granitic complexity. Retains just enough acidity to refresh the finish and give structure to the full body." Richard Hemming MW,

The Region

Rhone Valley

Rhone Valley

The Rhône Valley wine region follows the Rhône river from just south of Lyon in the North to its delta on the Mediterranean coast. The region can roughly be divided into two parts: The Northern Rhone, where Syrah dominates the reds, and the Southern Rhone, where the reds are almost always blends, but with Grenache Noir the dominant variety.

The region is also know for its whites, with the tiny AOC of Condrieu being the spiritual home of Viognier, and the Marsanne / Roussanne wines of Hermitage, St Joseph and others.

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