Viognier became famous in the production of the great Rhone wines of Condrieu. It is now made globally, offering exotic vibrant aromatic wines. This St Chinian example is maybe a tad drier and fresher than some, really well made and interesting. it is also surprisingly resiliant, with time in bottle it shows, delicate flecks and nuance, and retains a wonderful freshness.
Guy Moulinier spent fifteen years working in the French civil service before finally returning to his home village to become a wine-maker. He set about the restoration of a fragmented estate. The poor stony land had been left for over a century, over-run with garrigue and scrub, Guy could see the potential and decided to plant the first Syrah vines in the appellation. Helped now by his elder brother and two sons, he followed his principles, to make the best Grands Crus wines he could.
These wines show great complexity, reflecting the geology of three separate soil types, schistous hillsides, limestone plateaux and sandstone. The vines suffer in the poor, well-drained soil, digging deep to find water; this suffering helps to create concentration in the wines. These natural conditions are also conducive to low yielding crops often as low as 15-20 hl/ha instead of the usual 50 hl/ha. The results are wines which have won numerous medals and accolades from wine journalists such as Robert Parker, who compared the Sigillaires Cuvee to a great Chateauneuf du Pape which would sell for four or fives times as much.
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As a rough guide most standard (75CL) single bottles weigh 2KG and a case (12 x 75CL bottles) weighs 24KG.
In Bond storage is facilitated at Octavian in Wiltshire, the U.K's premier wine storage facility. The conditions at this old munitions base, 100 metres below ground are unrivalled, offering temperature control, In Bond facility and full replacement value insurance. The wines are stored under each client's individual "Protection Plus" account number, fully labelled and can only be released or moved with his or her written instructions. No right of lien can be exercised over wines held on each client's behalf. Client's stock can be inspected, by arrangement, at any time excluding November & December.
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Items can be ordered In Bond for transfer to clients own bonded storage accounts. We are able to action this process for a single consignment charge of £10 ex VAT, this covers any quantity.