$71.00 USD

Xavier owns a sizable holding in this mid-slope vineyard, whose dark-colored migmatite-rich soils yield a Condrieu of impressive weight and mineral-driven thrust. Aged entirely in used barrels of 225-liter and 500-liter capacity for 18 months, “Côte Chatillon” offers a richness comparable to that of the “L’Arbuel,” yet with a drier overall feel and a more elemental mineral underpinning. This is a profound Condrieu that backgrounds varietal character in favor of terroir, even at this youthful stage during which Viognier’s primary notes often tend to dominate a wine.

*due in late May