Cote Rotie Indiscrete 2013, Chante Perdrix
Grape variety: Syrah
This cuvee comes from a small plot (240 ha) situated on very steep slopes exposed to the hot sun.
Maturing: oak barrels for a period of 14 months
Aromas: Spring violets and wild red berries.
Wine & food pairing: Young wild boar stew, Mini ravioli stuffed with truffles
Ageing potential: 5 to 10 years
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.
The vines: planted on terraces and situated on a southeast-facing hillside overlooking Verenay
Altitude: 250 m
Climate: Sub-Mediterranean, hot and dry in the summer
Rainfall: rains regularly in the other seasons (approximately 600 to 700 mm per year)