IN A FEW NUMBERS
*according to the available data.
The rugged landscape is the birthplace of a very smooth wine.
The decomposed granite soils are nothing but poverty and chaos, and yet they compose a luxurious, harmonious and mineral framework.
The only authorised grape variety is Viognier. You can find it in other parts of the world…
But you won’t find what it is capable of expressing here anywhere else.
A tamed exuberance, a controlled and precise aromatic power.
Faced with climate change, the resilient vine is even showing new balance potentials.
The slopes are very steep: you need gardening and dry stone walling skills to work the vineyards here!
Heroic viticulture? It’s the norm in this appellation.
Working up high on the “chaillées“ (narrow terraces), the winegrowers defy gravity to create weightless wines.
These are exclusively white wines with a pale golden hue.
They are often compared to the finest in the world, yet they resemble nothing so much as themselves!
There is only one place in the world where the wine is the result of so many wonderful paradoxes
and that place is Condrieu!