Georges Vernay Condrieu Chaillees d'Enfer 2014


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Country - France

Region - Rhône

Grape Varieties - Viognier 100%

Alcohol by volume - 14%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Domaine Georges Vernay

Tasting notes - A wine with a full flavour while retaining the fresh peach fruit and mineral characters typical of a fine Viognier. Very elegant and fine.

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A wine with a full flavour while retaining the dried apricot
and spicy characters typical of a fine Viognier. Very
elegant and fine.
Producer Note
Georges Vernay is known as the "King of Condrieu" and was responsible for the
growth and worldwide recognition of this small appellation during the 1950s. His
estate covers 22 hectares of vineyards, six of which are in the Côte Rôtie appellation.
The steep and uneven vineyards make mechanical labour impossible. The vines are
manually propagated without the use of residual herbicide or insecticide. Georges'
daughter, Christine, returned to her roots with Paul Anselem, her Parisian husband,
and has looked after the winemaking since 1997, gaining worldwide recognition for
her Côte Rôtie wines.
Vineyard
The term "Chaillées" comes from regional dialect meaning 'rocky' and refers to to the
dry stone walls that form the terraces of this plot. In times gone by, those who came
across the plot would often be heard to say "On est à l'Enfer" which translates as 'we
are in Hell', due to the intense heat endured on these south facing plots! These are
the origins of the so-called "Les Chaillées d'Enfer" or "The Terraces of Hell". The simple
Guyot trained vines are over 50 years old and are cultivated organically with a
planting density of between 8000 and 10000 vines per hectare in gneiss soils.
Winemaking
Direct pressing and fermentation of clear juice in 225 litre barriques after static must
settling. Fermentation four to five weeks and maturation in cask for 12 months (25%
new).
Tasting Note
A wine with a full flavour while retaining the fresh peach fruit and mineral characters
typical of a fine Viognier. Very elegant and fine.
Serving Suggestion
At room temperature to accompany game and mature cheese.
Grape
Viognier 100%

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Data sheet

Vintage
2014
Bottle Size
75cl
Case Size
6 Bottles
Region
Rhône

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Georges Vernay Condrieu Chaillees d'Enfer 2014

Country - France

Region - Rhône

Grape Varieties - Viognier 100%

Alcohol by volume - 14%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Domaine Georges Vernay

Tasting notes - A wine with a full flavour while retaining the fresh peach fruit and mineral characters typical of a fine Viognier. Very elegant and fine.

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