Les Vins de Vienne is a collaboration between Cuilleron, Gaillard and Villard. They resurrected the ancient area of Seyssuel on the eastern side of the Rhône. The area had been in high regard in previous centuries but had been neglected in the 20th C because of its steep vineyards.
CGV make a rather nice wines if a touch on the modern side for my tastes. But having said that, this Condrieu is rather nice! It sees 50% oak, but no new oak is used. The colour is deep as can be expected. The nose has a hint of oak, but nothing overpowering, there is also a very prominent mineral streak which I like very much, which brings balance and freshness to the floral and peachy fruit. The palate has surprisingly noticable acidity (4,5 g/l) but is still plump and sweetly fruity. The aftertaste also has the nice minerality that was so evident on the nose. Very nice indeed and not too badly modernised, either!
You see, I can appreciate some modern style wines - I don't automatically call all of them spoofulated!
I don't drink wine because of religious reasons ... only for other reasons.
No longer ITB.