This full-bodied wine reveals a fine, light yellow colour. The complex aromas are sustained in the mouth with a long finish of acacia honey, apricot, peach and violet flavours.
This wine is produced with 100% viognier grapes. The whole crop is placed in a pneumatic press, no destemming. Temperatures are controlled at 18°c. Thermo-regulated fermentation takes place in tanks, then towards the end of the process 40% of the volume is transferred into oak barrels for maturing.
This is a family estate in the small village of Chavanay located at the heart of the Pilat, at the top of the Rhône valley. Hervé and Marité Richard produce wines from 10 hectares of vines : AOP white and red St Joseph and AOP Condrieu. We are fortunate enough to be able to produce 2 prestigious ap-pellation wines. The vineyards are all on very steep slopes, which cannot be worked mechanically so everything has to be done by hand… but what mag-nificent wines we get from them!