Condrieu has been involved in winemaking for so long that it was known to the Ancient Romans. By the 15th century Condrieu wine was so highly reputed that it was a avourite for feasts and with the nobility. Condrieu was awarded Local AOC status in 1940 and now viognier, a local variety up until the end of the 19th century, is popular throughout the world. Part of the grapes from which Condrieu Maison Bouachon is made comes from the valley called “Les Tourrays”. It is said that the origin of this name goes back to the 19th century, a time when one could still hear the echo of the potter’s wheel (“tour”) in the vineyards on the steep slopes down into the valley.
Please note that this is an imported wine and cannot legally be shipped to GA, IA, IL, IN, LA, ME, MI, MO, MT, VA, and WV
SCORE: 92 | SEPTEMBER 21, 2018 | ROBERT PARKER | WINE ADVOCATE