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Lot 550
  • Grillet; Vin Blanc; 2005; 1 (1 x 1); 750ml

Lot Estimate
R 5 000 - 6 000
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Location
Wine Storage

About this Item

Vin Blanc, 2005
1 (1 x 1) 750ml
Château-Grillet has a rich history. The vineyards of Condrieu and Château-Grillet were planted by the emperor Probus in the 3rd century AD. Just 3.5 hectares in the heart of the northern Rhône valley, it is located between the villages of Vérin and Saint-Michel-sur-Rhône, on the right bank of the Rhône. Since 1936, it has been one of the smallest and most prestigious French appellations producing a single white wine. Even rarer, Château-Grillet is a monopole – with only one producer. The estate was purchased in 2011 by the Pinault family, who own several other vineyards all under the Artémis Domaines label, including Château Latour, and is managed by Frédéric Engerer.

Critics Ratings

‘Light, greenish-gold. Mineral-laced scents of orange, pear and white flowers, plus a subtle spicy quality. Light and precise, offering tangy citrus and honeysuckle flavors, with dusty minerality adding energy. Brisk and graceful, with a very good finishing cut.’ - Josh Raynolds, Vinous, 91/100 (Jan 2009)

‘Intense orangey apricot nose. Very pure Viognier character. Creamy from the use of older oak. Fine purity. Fresh and long. Archetypal.’ - Julia Harding MW, JancisRobinson.com, 17.5/10 (Nov 2009)

Provenance

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