Condrieu Authentic 2020, Domaine Verzier
A superb dry white from 100% Viognier, ebullient and powerful but in a very unobtrusive way. This wine carries its flavour through, of apricots with pineapple and slightly honeyed , floral character with persistence. Heaven with fish in a white wine sauce or with a shellfish reduction. Lovely now but will age well for another 2 or 3 years. (2017 - 13.5% abv)
Perched high up on the steep hillsides above Chavanay, this dynamic estate is run by one of the new generation of vignerons who are making considerable waves on the international market.
Chavanay was one of the three original communes that were included in the original creation of the Condrieu appellation in 1940 and the young Philippe Verzier, who took control of the family vineyards in 1988, has emerged as a leading light in the appellation.