Domaine Louis Chèze
Condrieu Pagus Luminis, 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.

Pagus Luminis is a superb and sophisticated Condrieu!

Grape

100% Viognier

Vineyard & Vinification Note

This Cuvée was created from the 1993 vintage

2 hectare-plot located in the slopes of Limony, at the top with a full South exposure.

Granite and leucocratic migmatic soil.

25 years old vines

Yield of 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:

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

Ageing in barrels for 8 to 10 months.

Bottling without filtration in a single operation

Tasting Note

Yellow with gold, bright reflection.  On the nose, aromas of white flowers and vine peach. The palate is firm, fresh and supple with a long mineral finish.

Wine Spectator

Ripe and flattering from the start, with apricot and mango notes interwoven with honeycomb, green fig and white ginger. Juicy, seductive finish picks up a buttered brioche hint. Drink now through 2025. 1,900 cases made, 400 cases imported. 93 Points, James Molesworth, February 2021

Food Pairing

Best for aperitif, fish and seafood