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2008 Ferraton Pere et Fils Condrieu Les Mandouls
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89 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - January/February 2010

Pale, bright gold. Slightly restrained citrus and floral scents expand with air and show a suave, gently smoky mineral quality. Juicier pear and nectarine on the palate, with bracing acidity adding spine and cut. Finishes with good precision and an incisive note of lemon zest. Those who aren't fond of exaggerated viognier will enjoy this wine.

90 Points | Wine Spectator

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About Condrieu

The finest rendition of Viognier comes from the small Rhone Valley appellation of Condrieu, where the best wines from steep, granite-rich slopes show an exotic perfume of peach, apricot, pear, spring flowers, and honeysuckle; a rich but normally dry middle palate; and an overall sense of delicacy. A growing number of wines are being made with substantial residual sugar, but the trend to increasing...
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Viognier

Emerging from the tiny appellation of Condrieu in the northern Rhone, Viognier has become a rising star in California vineyards, as our American palates have evolved to appreciate more aromatic white wines. Still, the most desired bottlings of Viognier continue to come from Condrieu, a region just south of the city of Lyon. Centuries of cultivation here have taught producers how to...
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