Domaine du Chêne, AOC Condrieu, Blanc, 2020

The name of the estate comes from the majestic oak tree located at the entrance of the property

Story

The story
1985, Chavany: since his graduation from wine school, Marc Rouvière has been looking for a domain to take over. With his wife, Dominique, they looked at the Beaujolais region but opportunities were rare. When Marc's uncle took them to the Chavanay wine market, they fell in love with the area and heard about a property on sale. Renovation of the old building, restoration of the vineyards and the winery: on the steep hillsides of Condrieu, the family estate was born! Marc later learned that the name "Rouvière" means "a place covered with oak trees"!
In 2012, their children, Anaïs and Julien joined the family business. The estate has been certified "High Environmental Value" since 2020.

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Terroir
Granitic soil south oriented - Lieu-dit "les Eguets et les Rivoires"
In the vineyard

Vinification
Traditional fermentation in stainless steel vats. Then 50% of the cuvée is put in oak barrels for final fermentation and a 6-months ageing.
Varietals
Viognier : 100%
Specifications
Haute Valeur Environnementale

Advice

Serving
14-16°C
Tasting notes

Food and wine pairings
Aperitif, goat cheese, foie gras, fried scallops...

Reviews

Or
"Ripe, pure, tangy, expressive and deeply fruited with great depth and a lovely expression of white peach and citrus fruit. Intense, creamy and spiced with well-integrated oak and a very long and satisfying finish... Impeccable."