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Domaine Faury Condrieu 2011 750ml

Rated 92 - Light yellow. Smoke- and spice-accented pit fruits and poached pear on the nose, with a suave floral quality building with air. Fresh...
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E. Guigal Condrieu 2012 375ml

Rated 93 - Even better, the 2012 Condrieu (same elevage as the 2011) is a slightly fresher effort that offers vibrant white peach, apricot, flowers...
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E. Guigal Condrieu 2014 750ml

Rated 92 - Philippe and Marcel continue to pull back on the amount of oak used for their Condrieu, and the wines show more and more freshness and...
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E. Guigal Condrieu La Doriane 2013 750ml

Rated 96 - Slightly more fresh and focused than the 2012, the 2013 Condrieu la Doriane (aged 9 months in 100% new French oak) exhibits a vibrant...
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Rostaing Condrieu La Bonnette 2014 750ml

Rated 93 - Pale gold. High-pitched orange, melon and violet aromas show impressive clarity, energy and vivacity. Silky and taut on entry, then more...

France Viognier

Year in, year out, France enjoys its prestigious reputation as the producer of the finest wines in the world. With a wine making history which spans several thousand years and owes its expertise to the Romans, it comes as little surprise that this most highly esteemed of the Old World wine countries continues to impress and enchant both novices and experts to this day. Despite the rise in quality of wines from neighboring European countries, not to mention the New World, the French wine industry continues to boom, with up to eight billion bottles being produced in recent years. However, France prides itself on always putting quality before quantity, and the wide range in fine produce is a testament to the dedication and knowledge of the wineries across the country. Indeed, from rich and complex reds to light and aromatic white wines, French wines are as varied and interesting as they are enjoyable to drink, making this country a firm favorite for wine lovers across the globe.
Although primarily associated with the Rhone region of France, the precise origins of the Viognier grape variety are unknown, and the subject of much debate. However, these fine and delicate green skinned grapes are an important varietal for many of France's most elegant white wines, and they are quickly beginning to spread around the New World, too, where wineries are discovering their unique qualities and unusual character. Viognier grapes are notoriously difficult to grow, due to the fact they are highly susceptible to mildew, but wineries persevere with them nonetheless, producing wines which are highly aromatic and have a great, fruit-forward character. Their delicate aroma suggests sweetness due to its flowery, sappy nature, but the wine itself generally very dry and crisp, and full of summery, light and refined qualities.