This Domaine run by the namesake Yves Gangloff started in 1982 with just one hectare of vines. Yves is from Alsace but fell in love with a local from the Rhone Valley. After working at Delas to learn the ropes the estate was expanded with rented and purchased land. Now there is a Condrieu, two Cote Rotie as well as red and white St-Joseph. The wines are fairly scarce and receive rave reviews from everyone who tries them.
100% Viognier sourced from 2.2ha of 20 year old vines sitting in South South East facing Granitic oils. The wine is aged for 12 months in 300-liter oak barriques.
A white only appellation in the Rhone Valley that must be 100% Viognier. The harsh granitic soils don’t give these vines much love so they have to struggle for ripeness. This means the Viognier here tends to be slightly more restrained than what we see in Australia. They still tend to mature quickly so 2-7 years from release is the sweet spot for Condrieu.
One of the great wine regions in the world. Situated along the Rhone river in South East France there is a distinct divide between the Syrah dominant North where the Mistral wind cools and regulates the temperature and the hot lands in the South where Grenache is at its peak. The region produces everything from easy going quaffers to wines that demand long term cellaring. Whites can be outstanding such as Viognier made in Condrieu and Rosé makes a fair impression too
The flamboyantly aromatic white grape that calls Condrieu in the Rhone Valley home. It’s apricot kernel, viscous nature and floral lift make for quite an intense white. However it also adds perfume, fixes colour and generally beautifies lean and boney Shiraz in the Rhone and around the world.