Les Vins Vienne Condrieu 2008
Due to total destruction from phylloxera in the 1890s, and its hilly terrain, impossible for mechanical cultivation, the vineyards of Seyssuel were abandoned until 1996. This is a beautiful Condrieu, aged on lees in vats and 2-7 year old French oak barrels for 9 months. It shows aromas of mandarin and apricot, and broad flavors of pear, apricot, lime and peach. Textured and complex.