Wine Condrieu Invitare AOC, 2007
Wine of yellow-gold color with a greenish tint.
The wine has a rich, fruity taste with a hint of vanilla in the finish.
The wine has a scent with notes of exotic fruits, pineapple, liquorice and acacia flowers.
Wine matches perfectly with asparagus and cream sauce, fried river fish, frog thighs, pike quenelles, dishes of Oriental cuisine. For dessert, you can choose fruit cake with a layer of lemon or apricot.
Vineyard Kondriё has a glorious past, rooted in Roman times. He experienced different times. Extremely difficult conditions for agriculture in 1985 led to the fact that a huge vineyard was abandoned, with only 17 hectares of vines. Due to the titanic work Chapoutier and his team today Kondriё reborn. The vineyard is located on a steep slope, the land of which consist of deposits of granite and sand. Harvested by hand. Malolactic fermentation provides good stability and fault-balanced taste. After fermentation of the wine is aged in oak barrels (30%), which gives it a smoky flavor with notes, and the rest remains in vats.
Name Chapoutier present in the Rhône Valley since 1808 year. Distant ancestor Chapoutier - Polydor was the first who began to buy vines, becoming not just a winegrower but wine producer and businessman. The current president of the Wine House - Michel Chapoutier - a representative of the seventh generation of the family, a person charismatic and energetic, curious and visionary. Before becoming a winemaker, Michel traveled. During these visits, he carefully studied the diversity, richness and subtlety of wine. In his farm he managed to combine this knowledge with the rich traditions of the family.
At the moment M. Shaputier owns one of the most prestigious estates in the Rhone Valley. Wines are produced in the appellations of the Hermitage, Croz Hermitage, Cote Roti, Condrieu, Saint-Joseph, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Trikasten. The largest estate of the family Shaputier is in the Hermitage. In addition, the household of Shaputier keeps under control the production and sale of wines in the appellation Kornas, Saint-Perey, Muscat de Bom-de-Veniz, Côte-du-Rhône Vilage and Tavel. Michelle Shapoutier, who became head of the company in 1990, regards as his most significant achievement the transition to biodynamic methods of working in vineyards, since they are the ones that best allow us to reflect the qualitative characteristics of terroirs. M. Chapoutier wines repeatedly won the highest score of 100 points in the ranking of the famous wine critic Robert Parker.