Viognier, La Combe Pilate, Chapoutier 2020
"If you prefer your Viognier in purer form,the 2020 M. Chapoutier ‘La Combe Pilate’Viognier is spot-on, unadulterated by other varieties. It’s still young and, although it’s more than drinkable now, I’d give it a month or so yet before it really hits its straps.Michel Chapoutier is famed for making his wines as accessible as possible – both in terms of taste and price – and this, full of peach and apricot, slips down deliciously easily without the cost making one’s eyes water." - Jonathan Ray, The Spectator
The Chapoutiers have been leading vignerons in the Rhône for more than 200 years. Their white wines from the difficult but exquisite viognier grape from Condrieu and neighbouring hillsides and made at their winery at Tain-l'Hermitage are truly outstanding. We found a real treat and a break from the more mainstream varieties which many enjoy day-to-day. La Combe Pilate is a lovely, white peach and apricot scented, rich white wine.
- David Campbell, Founder of FromVineyardsDirect
About the producer:
The Chapoutier family motto Fac et Spera - do and hope - sums up their patient and daring approach to winemaking. Michel Chapoutiers distant ancestor, Polydor Chapoutier, first bought vines in the Rhône Valley in 1808, and today history and tradition abound at this vast estate that stretches from Côte Rôtie in the north, to Costières de Nîmes and Luberon in the south. The M.Chapoutier vineyards in the very best sites of the Rhône represent the quintessence of the range and with Michel at the helm since 1988, quality has been consistently very high.
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