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2013 Alain Paret et Garard Depardieu Condrieu Lys de Volan

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ITEM 8095289 - Removed from a subterranean wine cellar

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
2 $35
Item Sold Amount Date
I8123210 1 $29 Feb 27, 2022
I8106596 1 $30 Feb 6, 2022
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RATINGS

91Vinous / IWC

...aromas of fresh pit fruits, poached pear and white flowers on the nose, taking on a vibrant mineral quality. Fresh and juicy in style, offering pliant white peach and pear nectar flavors energized by bright mineral and ginger nuances. Finishes on a stony note, displaying a hint of orange pith and strong persistence.

REGION

France, Rhône Valley, Northern Rhône, Condrieu

The Northern Rhône Valley wine region hugs the Rhône River from Vienne in the north to Valence at its southern tip. The French call the region Côtes du Rhône Septentrionales, and it is divided into eight appellations. Along with its neighbor to the south, the Southern Rhone Valley, it is famous for its big, tannic, intensely concentrated wines. Syrah is the only red grape permitted in AOC wines from this sub-region, though the Syrah can be blended with the white wine grapes Viognier, Marsanne and Roussanne, depending on the regulations for each AOC. White wines are made from Viognier, Marsanne and Roussanne. Of the eight appellations in the north, the most admired wines tend to come from Côte-Rôtie, Condrieu and Hermitage, though there are certainly exceptional wines to be found in St. Joseph, Crozes-Hermitage, St.-Peray, Crozes-Hermitage and Cornas. Along with Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne, Rhône wines are among France’s best known and most collected wines. Red wines from these appellations are notable for their signature aromas of bacon and green olives, and for their depth. Robert M. Parker, a great champion of Rhone wines, has written that “the northern Rhône produces three of the greatest wines in the world – the white wines of Condrieu and the red wines of Côte-Rôtie and Hermitage.”

TYPE

White Wine, Viognier

This is a full-bodied white variety has plenty of natural aromatics such as peach and violets. It’s a low yielding fruit, so it is grown for its taste over its economics. Viognier is considered an ancient grape and an early favorite of the Roman emperors.