Condrieu, “Côte Châtillon”
From the estate’s finest holding, situated in the middle of the slope overlooking the Rhône, this cuvée from the famed “Côte Châtillon” lieu-dit has long been the flagship Condrieu of Domaine Gérard. After fermentation in cuve, the wine spends one year in a mix of 500L and 225L barrels, the vast majority of which are old. The richness of the fruit is placed in balance by bright acidity, in a masterfully-controlled wine. A liveliness and notes of spice carry through the pleasing finish. We have also been fortunate to taste some older examples of this wine, which showed an excellent capacity for cellaring.