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"Amour de Dieu" Condrieu
Appellation Condrieu Contrôlée
Grape Varieties100% Viognier
- 93 Points
DescriptionHailed as the winemaking wizard of the Rhone, Jean-Luc Colombo has achieved a high-profile international reputation for making innovative wines that are original, memorable and bursting with personality. Despite a resolute aversion to change in the Cornas region, Colombo has brazenly introduced innovative methods in his vineyards and throughout the production process based on a respect for nature and his fundamental belief that good wine is the culmination of three key elements: terroir, human endeavor and modern winemaking techniques. The result? A more accessible style of Rhone Valley wines, reflecting an exuberance of fruit and depth of expression and showcasing the full potential of the Syrah grape when grown in the unique terroir of Cornas. Through his intense dedication, Colombo has brought the wines of Cornas into the international limelight. The company now embraces wines representing major appellations of the Rhone Valley as well as the Languedoc and Roussillon regions of southern France.
VinificationGrapes are hand-harvested and de-stemmed. Fermentation in stainless steel tanks. Aged in 1-year-old oak (50% new) on the lees for one year. Weekly stirring of lees followed by malolactic fermentation.
ColorGolden yellow, characteristic of a great Condrieu.
NoseComplex nose of apricots, pear, acacia and soft spices accompanied by hints of vanilla.
PalateRich, powerful and aromatic with a long and elegant finish; intense flavors of lychee nut, peach and exotic fruit.
AnalysisAlcohol: 13.5 %pH: 3.8RS: <1.0 g/L
Serving SuggestionsPairs well with fish dishes, poultry, grilled white meats, salads, grilled vegetables and a variety of appetizers.