French White Rhone Wine, Domaine du Monteillet 2011 Condrieu Les Grandes Chaillées
  • French White Rhone Wine, Domaine du Monteillet 2011 Condrieu Les Grandes Chaillées
  • French White Rhone Wine, Domaine du Monteillet 2011 Condrieu Les Grandes Chaillées

Domaine du Monteillet
2011 Condrieu Les Grandes Chaillées

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Montez’s Condrieus are rich, ripe wines, made in a much bolder style than our other Condrieus. Les Grandes Chaillées is a plump wine that combines Viognier grapes from three areas: Chavanay for its apricot taste; Saint-Michel-sur-Rhône for minerality; and Vérin for richness.

  • Savory scents characterize the nose, with suggestions of vegetation and the aroma of chalk. Delicate and light-bodied, but the generous, youthful palate is virtually bursting with stone fruit flavors nevertheless. The finish is elegant, but so concentrated that the wine seems sweeter than it actually is.

    Food pairing: spicy Asian foods; apricot and peach tarts

  • A pretty medium-gold in the glass. Overflowing with scents of wood, pear blossoms, and apricots overlaid with more unusual scents, including smoke and tomatoes. A complex, evolving nose. Decadent, unctuous richness on the palate is balanced by citrus and spice on an extended finish. Ready to drink, but likely to keep through around 2016, with the fruit likely receding a little, emphasizing the spicier, grittier flavors.

    Food pairing: Pasta primavera in a light cream sauce, light curry dishes, the local goat cheese "Rigotte de Condrieu"

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Domaine du Monteillet

Domaine du Monteillet

Stéphane Montez has won at least 5 gold medals from international competitions and 2 Wine of the Year Awards. Robert Parker describes Montez as “one of my favorite young wine growers in the Northern Rhône” (Robert Parker, Wine Advocate #204, Dec 2012). The Sommelier International Wine Competition judges agree, saying he’s “a one-stop shop for all your Rhône needs!”

Details
Producer:Domaine du Monteillet
Region:Rhone
Year:2011
Maturity:2013
Alcohol:14%
Bottle size:750ml
Color:White
Varietal:Viognier
Flavors:Peach, Apricot, Honey
Body:Medium
Soul:Decadent