Condrieu AOP 2021, Domaine Christophe Pichon
Christophe Pichon has made a name for himself in the heart of the Rhone valley where despite the small size of his organic vineyard, he is producing wines of substance, style and tremendous staying power.
This fully organic vineyard uses entirely traditional methods, including using horses, to farm the 50-year-old vines grown on plots on the highest terraces overlooking the River Rhone. Only 2 hectares of vines with a small yield of 30 hl/ha, grapes are hand picked and selected on the sorting table and barrel aged in 30% new oak and 50% one year old oak barrels which adds structure without overpowering the delicate flavours of the wine.
In the glass
Lovely pale gold colour. Floral nose combined with fresh peach, apricot, violet and pear. Complex palate with plenty of mineralogy and a generous, long and fresh finish.