Price:  £41.50 | Case Rate: £39.49
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Maison Chapoutier - Condrieu 'Invitare' 2016/2017

Information

  • Country: France
  • Wine Region: Rhône
  • Wine Area: Northern Rhône
  • Wine Maker: Michel Chapoutier
  • Grape: Viognier
  • Grape Percentage: 100%
  • Alcohol Percentage: 13.5%
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
  • Best To Drink: Drink Now - 2020
Duty/Vat Paid
WA: 88 (2014) VS: 92 (2014) JR: 16 (2006) WS: 92 (2011) WE: 88 (2011)

Wine tasting notes

Deep gold, golden yellow with a greenish tint. Very fruity, exotic fruit (pineapple, lichee) and acacia flower and a hint of smoke brought by the oak. very well balanced,full, with a nice fresness which gives a great elegance to this wine.

Winery Information

Maison Chapoutier

The Chapoutier family have been making wine in the Rh̫ne Valley since 1808. Michel Chapoutier took over the family business in 1990 from his Grandfather to create wines which really began to speak of their origin. Michel sees himself as a 'wine-grower, wine-maker and a wine-lover', all of which have allowed M.Chapoutier to become one of the most recognised and awarded biodynamic wine producers in the world. A continual creator and innovator, M.Chapoutier now has vineyards around the world,.. read more

Expert Reviews

Wine Advocate/Robert Parker (2014)88 pts

Dec 2015 by Jeb Dunnock - The 2014 Condrieu Invitare is a more mid-weight, charming effort that offers attractive (and textbook) notes of apricot, buttered tangerine, white flowers and lychee. Raised in 60% stainless steel tanks and 40% demi-muids, it’s medium-bodied, juicy and falls away on the finish.

Vinous/Antonio Galloni (2014)92 pts

Very light yellow-gold. Fresh citrus and orchard fruits and violet on the lively, mineral-accented nose. Sappy and broad in the mouth, offering intense orange and pear nectar flavors underscored by a strong suggestion of dusty minerals. Tighter and nervier on the finish, leaving behind orange zest and bitter pear skin notes. I like the mix of richness and energy. -- Josh Raynolds

JancisRobinson.com (2006)16 pts

Tasted May 08. Attractive blossomy aromas but certainly not rich on the palate. Surprisingly vapid in fact although the wine is very respectably persistent. Perfectly serviceable but no ingredient X. When to drink : 2007 to 2008.

Wine Spectator (2011)92 pts

Nov 2013 - A bright, juicy version, with anise, green plum, peach and quince notes. The fresh, lightly toasty finish lets the fruit linger.

Wine Enthusiast (2011)88 pts

In its flight, this medium-bodied wine was relatively restrained. While it delivers honeyed tropical and citrus fruits on the nose, the flavors are of melon and citrus, which fade quickly on the finish. J.C.(9/1/2014)

Vinification Notes

After pressing, the must is cold-racked for 24 hours.Only the indigenous yeasts are responsible for the fermentation which occurs at a temperature between 17 and 21°C. The malolactic fermentation ensures a good stability and a well-balanced taste. After the must has been racked, a part of the wine is matured in oak casks(about 30%), the rest remains in vats.