The wine was matured in 50% stainless steel tanks and 50% oak barrels for 9 months. Aromas of violets, apricots and grilled almonds. A very full flavored wine, it can accompany a range of foods from foie gras to salmon, or also great as an aperitif.
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This 100% Viognier is grown on very steep terraces in the Condrieu appellation of the Northern Rhone in France. The wine was matured in 50% stainless steel tanks and 50% oak barrels for 9 months. Aromas of violets, apricots and grilled almonds. A very full flavored wine, it can accompany a range of foods from foie gras to salmon, or also great as an aperitif.
Since 1828, the Verzier family has farmed the slopes of the northern Rhone Valley in France. Philippe Verzier was only 19 years old when his father suffered a heart attack, and he had to return home from school to take over the domaine. Phillipe is the youngest of seven children, and he rose to the occasion. He gegan by bottling his own wines, instead of selling the entire harvest to the local cooperative as his father had done. But like his father, he diversified his plantings, and continued to grow multiple crops thereby creating the perfect balance between the orchards and vineyards, thus avoiding becoming a magnet for pest or disease. The vineyards have been farmed organically since the mid-1960s, but it wasn’t until 2010 that Philippe and his wife, Isabelle, sought certification.
Chante-Perdrix wines have always been special, thanks to excellent vineyard sites with older vines that Philippe inherited from his father. He and Isabelle have added to the holdings and now work 10 hectares, which are scattered among the famous terraces of Saint Joseph, Condrieu, Côte-Rôtie, and the Collines Rhodaniennes. Vineyards are coplanted to Syrah, Viognier, Roussane, and Marsanne. The vineyards at an altitude between 200 and 330 meters on a variety of soils from sandy and gravelly to granitic.