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2018 Domaine Louis Cheze Condrieu Cuvée Pagus Luminis

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June 11, 2023 - $32



93Wine Spectator

Ripe and flattering from the start, with apricot and mango notes interwoven with honeycomb, green fig and white ginger. Juicy, seductive finish picks up a buttered brioche hint.

93Wine Enthusiast

Cream and honey drench the palate of this Viognier... The finish is long and waxy, lingering on a kiss of smoke and vanilla.

92Vinous / IWC

Penetrating aromas of fresh citrus and pit fruits are joined by hints of chalky minerals and succulent flowers. Juicy and seamless on the palate, offering Meyer lemon, nectarine and melon flavors that show fine clarity and minerally drive. The floral note repeats strongly on the nervy finish, which clings with impressive persistence.

91Jeb Dunnuck

Lots of apricot, orange marmalade, and exotic floral, honeyed, sweetly fruited, balanced Condrieu with plenty to love.


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.”


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.