M. Chapoutier Condrieu Blanc Invitare 2011
Deep-gold to golden-yellow color with a greenish tint. Very fruity (pear and apricot) aroma, with acacia flower and a hint of smoke (brought by the oak) that highlights a mineral expression. The palate is fresh, very well-balanced, and supported by a good acidity that gives the wine an airy and elegant side.
Viognier. The Chapoutier family first settled in Tain l'Hermitage (Rhone) back in 1808. They purchased a winery owned by Comte Monier de la Sizeranne and over time acquired a number of excellent vineyards. In 1990, at the age of 26, Michel Chapoutier takes over his family's firm and in 1996, Michel decides to incorporate Braille on all his wine labels. This innovative approach is a tribute to Maurice Monier de la Sizeranne, original owner of the vineyard where Hermitage La Sizeranne wines are made and also inventor of the first version of abbreviated Braille. Today, M. Chapoutier is the only producer to own vineyards in all of the major Rhone appellations, making them the leading Rhone producer.