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Georges Vernay Condrieu l'Enfer 1999

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APPELLATION LOCAL WINE GRAPE VARIETY 100 % VIOGNIER VINEYARD UPPER SLOPES OF CONDRIEU (ZONE OF SLOPE HIGHER THAN 300 METERS) RECENTLY WE EXCLUDED THIS VINEYARD FROM THE CONDRIEU APPELLATION BECAUSE OF ITS ALTITUDE AVERAGE VINE AGE 15 YEARS PACKING DENSITY 5000 VINES PER HECTARE YIELD 60 HL PER HECTARE ANNUAL PRODUCTION 8000 / 10 000 BOTTLES PRUNING GUYOT SIMPLE ROOT STOCK 110 RICTER HARVEST THE UPPER SLOPES ARE MECHANICALLY LABORED WITH SMALL CASES AT FULL MATURITY (11¡ - 12¡, LOCAL WINE 12¡5 MAX), IMMEDIATE PRESSING OR SHORT MACERATION WITH SKIN AFTER DE-STEMMING FERMENTATION FERMENTATION OF THE MUST AFTER STATIC DECANTING OF THE WINE WITH TEMPERATURE CONTROLS IN STAINLES STEEL VATS FOR 3 TO 4 WEEKS. MATURING IN STAINLESS STEEL VATS BOTTLING IN THE CURRENT OF THE YEAR WINE BOTTLE BURGUNDIAN "TRADITION FEUILLE MORTE" COLOUR LIGHT GOLD AGEING TO DRINK IN 2 TO 3 YEARS

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Color: White
Varietal: Viognier
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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 LOCAL WINE GRAPE VARIETY 100 % VIOGNIER VINEYARD UPPER SLOPES OF CONDRIEU (ZONE OF SLOPE HIGHER THAN 300 METERS) RECENTLY WE EXCLUDED THIS VINEYARD FROM THE CONDRIEU APPELLATION BECAUSE OF ITS ALTITUDE AVERAGE VINE AGE 15 YEARS PACKING DENSITY 5000 VINES PER HECTARE YIELD 60 HL PER HECTARE ANNUAL PRODUCTION 8000 / 10 000 BOTTLES PRUNING GUYOT SIMPLE ROOT STOCK 110 RICTER HARVEST THE UPPER SLOPES ARE MECHANICALLY LABORED WITH SMALL CASES AT FULL MATURITY (11¡ - 12¡, LOCAL WINE 12¡5 MAX), IMMEDIATE PRESSING OR SHORT MACERATION WITH SKIN AFTER DE-STEMMING FERMENTATION FERMENTATION OF THE MUST AFTER STATIC DECANTING OF THE WINE WITH TEMPERATURE CONTROLS IN STAINLES STEEL VATS FOR 3 TO 4 WEEKS. MATURING IN STAINLESS STEEL VATS BOTTLING IN THE CURRENT OF THE YEAR WINE BOTTLE BURGUNDIAN "TRADITION FEUILLE MORTE" COLOUR LIGHT GOLD AGEING TO DRINK IN 2 TO 3 YEARS

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