François Gérard Marmouzin, Condrieu 2013, Rhone, France
Tasting Note: Medium-intensity gold in color, this wine has a nose of blossom, orange and apple preserve with secondary aromas of vanilla baking spice.
On the palate the dry, medium-plus-bodied viognier is medium in acidity with flavors on the nose continuing to the palate along with apricot stone fruit.
The wine is creamy in texture with good balance between the fruit and acidity ultimately completes with a medium-plus finish.
The wine is very good in quality and can be consumed now or held for aging.
Bottle Note: Each wine bearing the “Rosenthal Wine Merchant” mark has been produced in limited quantities by a dedicated artisan. The growers with whom I work follow traditional methods and produce their wines in a natural manner as possible. In the overwhelming majority of cases, the wines I select are unfined and unfiltered. Therefore, you may find that a sediment forms in the bottle. This is a natural occurrence. All my wines are shipped from the estates at which they were bottled to the point of distribution in the United States with every care taken to protect them from the vagaries of temperature fluctuation.
Importer: Rosenthal Wine Merchant, New York, New York
Tasted: International Wine Center, New York, New York
Tasting Date: February 21, 2017