Wine Condrieu AOC "Les Terrases de l'Empire", 2013
The wine is pale yellow.
Taste wine juicy, rich and dense, with a dominant citrus tones, notes of bitter almond, lychee, which is very harmoniously complemented by nuances of minerals and flowers.
In the aromatic bouquet of wine is dominated by the powerful and fresh tones of lime zest, peel pear, yellow apple, apricot, peach, melon, which emphasized the nuances of minerals and smoke.
Wine is recommended to bring to the game birds, a dish of sea fish with cream sauce and cheese.
The name of the wine "Les Terrasses de L'Empire", which translates as "the Imperial terrace" indicates a historical fact the ancient times, when the Rhone was the border between France and the German Empire. The wine is produced from a crop varieties Viognier with 25-40-year-old vines grown in the vineyard of St. Agatha, which occupies 4.5 hectares of granite terraces with south-east exposure in Kondriё. The grapes are harvested by hand. Fermentation is carried out in a 20-liter oak FUDR at a controlled temperature. A portion of the wine (10%) aged on its lees in oak barrels and the rest - in stainless steel vats for a short time. Wine storage capacity can reach 10 years.
Family winery Domain Georges Vernet started its activities in 1953 with a 1.5 hectare vineyard "Coteau de Vernon" in an abandoned and endangered then appellasone Condrieu. Master of wine aging in barriques - Georges Vernet, was a long way from the revival of the vineyards to the prosperity of its own domain, it is deservedly called the savior of Condrieu. This active and cheerful people one and all to prove that wine with two thousand years of history, the resulting hard work winemakers and especially to climb the terraces of workers can and should be worth the money. Since 1997, Georges Vernet retired, leaving the domain area of 17 hectares of his daughter, Christine, who took over the management together with her husband Paul Amselmom. And as she says Christine, she did not have to change, as Kondriё her father were always very elegant, almost feminine. Verne style - delicate, complex and remarkably thin and light wine, thanks to which the name of Georges Vernay has become famous in the whole world.