Château Grillet 2008


Nose: aromas of toasted oak light, light white flowers, steely minerality

Mouth: The palate is dry, high acidity, medium alcohol, full body, with flavors of honey, lemon and lime, grapefruit and steely minerality. Long finish.

Pairing: Artichokes, golden baked, stewed sepia, valençay

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Winery Profile:
Château Grillet is located in the Northern Rhone Valley, adjacent to Condrieu. Both appellations are famous for their plantings of Viognier. Today, Viognier is enjoying a moderate resurgence in popularity. This is a good things because it was not all that long ago with Viognier was almost extinct. Think about it. In 1982, Condrieu was a mere 14 hectares of vines. Aside from the Viognier planted in the nearby appellation of Château Grillet, there were almost no other vineyards with Viognier planted in the world! Today, Condrieu has close to 135 hectares planted with vines! When you add the vineyards of Château Grillet and the vines placed in Cote Rotie, that is quite a difference from what we saw in 1982!
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Region: Rhone, France
Grapes: Viognier
Volume: 750ml