Maison Les Alexandrins Condrieu 2021
Region: Condrieu, Rhone, France
Bottle size: 75cl
The nose reveals an aromatic bouquet. This vintage shows beautiful acidity and reveals powerful citrus notes before showing its exotic character, typical of the Viognier grape variety, with notes of white peaches and spices. It is a powerful and bold wine with a beautiful richness, perfectly balanced by a very distinct citrus freshness.
The grapes for this wine have been grown on the steep slopes with best exposure in Condrieu, including the high altitude vineyards of Coteaux De Cherry and Coteau De Rozay. The topsoil is granite-based with loess, while the bedrock is pure granite. This soil is perfectly suited to Viognier, and the vineyards high altitude help reach a good balance and great freshness in the final wines.
Maison & Domaines Les Alexandrins was established by Nicolas Jaboulet, formerly of the eponymous winery in Tain, the Perrin family from Château de Beaucastel, winemaker Guillaume Sorrel and viticulturalist Alexandre Caso in 2015. The partnership of this ‘micro-négociant’ stemmed from a long-standing friendship, a shared love of gastronomy and an aim to create wines that represent the best of their appellations. Now run solely by Nicolas, Alexandre and winemaker Benoît Busseuil, Maison Les Alexandrins is the négociant side of the business and these wines incorporate fruit purchased from a selection of the top growers in each appellation of the Northern Rhône, whereas the fruit for the Domaine Les Alexandrins wines comes entirely from estate-owned vineyards in Saint Joseph and Crozes-Hermitage.