This has all the grace and flower-scented gorgeousness of a top Condrieu – the vineyards are actually a stone’s throw north of Condrieu, bordering Cote Rotie – for considerably fewer of your earth pounds. Elegant, rich, peachy, honeyed and floral, it’s a 75cl dose of pure joy The world’s ultimate expression of the hedonistic Viognier grape from the steepest slopes of the northern Rhône, this is one of our ideal wines in its brightest form.
Drink with: The precision of flavour, the fruit intensity, balance, complexity and length put it on a par with the great white wines of the world, so serve it with confidence instead of Premier Cru white Burgundy or a top Graves. It will go beautifully with Cornish lobster, red or grey mullet and skate. Try it also with roast corn-fed chicken, which will bring out the golden flavours of the wine or with Moroccan or South East Asian cuisine, where it will chime with the sweet spice flavours.