Domaine Louis Chèze
Condrieu Côteaux de Brèze, 2018

Domaine Chèze is a family property taken over in 1978 by Louis Chèze. This estate is located on the top of the hill in the town of Limony, on the right bank of the Rhône, in the heart of the northern Côtes du Rhône vineyards.

Louis Chèze started the adventure with 1 ha of Saint Joseph. Today the estate covers 35 ha in prestigious appellations such as Condrieu, Saint Joseph and Vin de Pays.

Not a man for the limelight, Louis lets his wines do the talking for him.

An elegant Condrieu with lovely purity and precision.

Grape

100% Viognier

Vineyard & Vinification Note

This Cuvée was created from the 1996 vintage

2 hectare-plot located in the slopes of Limony, in the middle and bottom of the slopes  Full South exposure.

Old granite and alluvium soil from the Ice Age

30 years old vines

Yield between 25hl and 32 Hl/Ha.

Sustainable growing of the vineyard, épillonnage, green harvest and manual harvest.

Grape selection on the vines, picking in 10 kg boxes.

Vinification:
Berry selection on vibrating table, pressing, settling and then alcoholic and malolactic fermentation in barrels with lees stirring.

Ageing in new barrels for 8 to 10 months.

Bottling without filtration in a single operation

Tasting Note

Fine gold colour, crystal clear. On the nose, complex aromas of apricot and honey. Firm and sharp attack, followed by a very balanced aromatic burst.  Lovely purity. Very long finish on honey and mineral notes.

Wine Spectator

Ripe and lush in feel, with warm brioche and bitter almond notes framing a core of creamed apricot, melon and mango. Flash of green tea injects energy into the finish. Drink now through 2024. 800 cases made, 100 cases imported. 93 Points, James Molesworth, Feb 2021

Food Pairing

Ideal as an aperitif. Pairs beautifully with white meat, seafood and fish.