2018 andre perret, condrieu, coteaux chery
Why We're Buying
Condrieu has become synonymous with fabulous white wines, thanks in part to André Perret Condrieu Coteau Chéry. The mammoth bouquet of citrus aromas and robust body makes it one of the region's shining stars.
Not yet bottled, the 2018 Condrieu Coteau Du Chery boasts a mammoth bouquet of white currants, tangerines, crushed citrus, and toasted brioche. It’s a rich, full-bodied, powerful Condrieu that somehow stays flawlessly balanced and light on its feet. One of the insider-only producers in Condrieu is Andre Perret, who has a tiny cellar just south of the village of Condrieu. His whites are consistently at the top of the heap in the Northern Rhône, and his reds rarely get the credit and recognition they deserve. You can’t go wrong with any of these wines, and if you have tried a wine from Perret, get out there and find a bottle!
Translucent yellow. Seductively perfumed aromas of passion fruit, pear nectar, white peach and orange zest, along with suggestions of jasmine and tarragon. At once concentrated and lively, offering vibrant, mineral-laced orchard and pit fruit flavors that are complicated by a suave, steadily building floral nuance. Finishes with a strong jolt of minerality, repeating florality and noteworthy persistence. This wine's blend of power and finesse is quite something.