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Georges Vernay Condrieu Coteau de Vernon 1997

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APPELLATION CONDRIEU GRAPE VARIETY 100 % VIOGNIER VINEYARD 4.5 HECTARES OF TERRACES EXPOSED SOUTHEAST ON GRANITIC GROUND. AVERAGE VINE AGE 25 YEARS PACKING DENSITY 8000 - 10 000 VINES PER HECTARE YIELD 32 HL PER HECTARE ANNUAL PRODUCTION 20 000 BOTTLES PRUNING GUYOT SIMPLE ROOT STOCK 110 RICHTER THE VERY STEEP VINEYARD MAKES ANY MECHANIZATION IMPOSSIBLE. THE VINES ARE MANUALLY KEPT WITHOUT THE USE OF RESIDUAL HERBICIDE NOR INSECTICIDE. HARVEST HAND HARVESTED WITH SMALL CASES AT FULL MATURITY (13¡- 14¡). IMMEDIATE PRESSING OR SHORT MACERATION WITH SKIN AFTER DE-STEMMING FERMENTATION FERMENTATION OF THE MUST AFTER STATIC DECANTING OF THE WINE WITH TEMPERATURE CONTROL IN 20 HL' TUNS MATURING SMALL PART IN CASKS (10% NEW WOOD), THE REST IN STAINLESS STEEL VATS

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Domaine Georges Vernay:
GEORGES VERNAY created the family business with 1.5 hectares of AOC Condrieu " Coteau du Vernon " vineyards. Towards the end of the 40's, GeorgesVernay became one of the most ardent defenders and saviours of the Appellation, then about to disappear.

APPELLATION CONDRIEU GRAPE VARIETY 100 % VIOGNIER VINEYARD 4.5 HECTARES OF TERRACES EXPOSED SOUTHEAST ON GRANITIC GROUND. AVERAGE VINE AGE 25 YEARS PACKING DENSITY 8000 - 10 000 VINES PER HECTARE YIELD 32 HL PER HECTARE ANNUAL PRODUCTION 20 000 BOTTLES PRUNING GUYOT SIMPLE ROOT STOCK 110 RICHTER THE VERY STEEP VINEYARD MAKES ANY MECHANIZATION IMPOSSIBLE. THE VINES ARE MANUALLY KEPT WITHOUT THE USE OF RESIDUAL HERBICIDE NOR INSECTICIDE. HARVEST HAND HARVESTED WITH SMALL CASES AT FULL MATURITY (13¡- 14¡). IMMEDIATE PRESSING OR SHORT MACERATION WITH SKIN AFTER DE-STEMMING FERMENTATION FERMENTATION OF THE MUST AFTER STATIC DECANTING OF THE WINE WITH TEMPERATURE CONTROL IN 20 HL' TUNS MATURING SMALL PART IN CASKS (10% NEW WOOD), THE REST IN STAINLESS STEEL VATS

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