Château-grillet Wine

An monopole enclave within the appellation of Condrieu, Château-Grillet is France's second smallest appellation with just 9.4 acres of vineyard planted entirely with Viognier. An amphitheatre of narrow terraced granite sheltered from the northern wind, Château-Grillet, which makes up the entire appellation, has been owned by the Neyret-Gachet family since 1830. The estate's Viognier wines are more austere and less headily perfumed than Condrieu. This is partly because they are kept in oak casks for a year before bottling and can age up to a decade. The annual production is just 2,000 cases, and the wine is bottled in unique brown glass bottles that are used nowhere else in France. Although the estate's wines were appreciated by Thomas Jefferson, Château-Grillet current high prices are more a reflection of the wine's rarity than its quality. Critics and consumers alike believe that there is enormous untapped potential here! – Description from Rodolphe Boulanger

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  • Chateau-Grillet Neyret-Gachet Chateau-Grillet 2001

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    Floral, with rose notes. Nice coating to the mouth, without being too syrupy. We enjoyed this at Gramercy Tavern, April 2013. Read More

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  • Neyret-gachet Château-grillet 2007

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    Pale lemon in color. Medium intensity, complex and developing nose of lemon, peach, pear, white flowers and almond. Medium acidity, body and palate of peach, honey, lemon, almond, white flowers. With a salty tinge and medium+ length. Very good quality in view of the complexity and long length. Ready to drink now but can keep. Read More

    Wine review by Peter Choy


  • Chateau-Grillet Neyret-Gachet Chateau-Grillet 2001

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  • Neyret-Gachet Chateau Grillet 2006

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  • Château-Grillet Neyret-Gachet Château-Grillet 1998

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