"LES EGUETS" CONDRIEU
Located in the heart of the Côte-Rôtie vineyards near the village of Ampuis, Domaine Jean-Michel Gerin was created in 1983 with vines inherited from his father and grandfather and they began to bottle and sell under the Jean-Michel Gerin brand.
In 1988 Gerin made his first purchase of vines in Les Grandes Places and added to his holdings in 1989, with the purchase of land on La Landonne. Today, the estate covers nearly 30 acres in the Côte-Rôtie appellation where Jean has now been joined by his two sons, Michael and Alexis.
Condrieu totals 2 ha (encompasses Les Eguets and other holdings). Les Eguets is a single vineyard that was acquired in 2010 from producer Yves Cuilleron, who swapped some land in this prestigious vineyard for some of JM Gerin’s prized La Vialliere Cote Rotie.
12-year-old vines, producing 35hl/ ha. South facing terraces composed of mostly granitic soil.
Pneumatic press. Production yields an average of 2,000 bottles/year.
Fermentation in stainless steel, followed by ageing for 12 months in demi muids (600L oak barrels, 20% new).TASTING NOTES
Rich golden color. Powerful perfume and heady notes of jasmin flowers mingling with apricot blossom and honeycomb. The texture is highly viscous to the point of being almost oily. Unctuous and full bodied on the palate. Explosion of compote of citrus and apricot fruit quickly followed by some granitic minerality. The acidity balances the experience perfectly. Gorgeous and sensuous wine.
Pairs with fish, pasta and poultry in cream sauce; also with veal, pork dishes and creamy cheeses.