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Suggestions for petit condrieu


#1

My partner and I are big fans of Viognier and Condrieu in particular. Love the combination of fruits, creaminess and earthiness.

I was wondering if anybody had any suggestions for petit condrieus? (ie. viognier that are close to, or similar to condrieu)


#2

The Rhone en primeur offer has some viogniers made by Condrieu growers, but which don’t quite qualify for Condrieu status, for a variety of reasons. That’s probably the ‘closest’ you’re likely to get.

Separately, while not sure I’d describe them as close to Condrieu, Yalumba in Australia do a range of (3 or 4 I think) viogniers at various price points. Some of them can be found in Waitrose.


#3

Thanks for that! Will definitely explore further. Do you have in any particular you’d suggest?


#4

Others may have more experience. I’ve not tried many. But to try and change that, I have ordered the Rhone Viognier mixed case from the same offer which gives you quite a good spread at a range of prices. You could try one of those and use it to figure out which ones you like.


#5

if you can get this I would recommend it - Viognier, Vin de Pays, Domaine Jean-Michel Gerin

So close to Condrieu but classified as Vin de Pays des Collines Rhodaneans