Brunel De La Gardine Condrieu
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Brunel De La Gardine Condrieu has a straw yellow core with a gold rim. The nose is opulent and expressive; apricot, peach and quince aromas dominate, with notes of violets, honey and baking spices under. Rich and full-figured, this is harmonious and well balanced with an almost buttery brioche finish.
Region: Rhône Valley
Grape Variety: Viognier
Bottle Size: 75cl
Closure: Natural cork
Drink With: Crab ravioli
Condrieu is the birthplace of Viognier, the sole permitted grape variety of this appellation. The reputation of its vineyards was born in Roman times and, despite enduring the torments of phylloxera and two World Wars, it inexplicably fell from favour and was reduced to just ten hectares of vines by 1960. Thanks to a surge in the popularity of Viognier in places such as California during the 1980s, the vineyards of Condrieu have subsequently experienced considerable expansion and today measure just over 100 hectares.