Wine Domaine Michel and Stephane Ogier, Condrieu "La Combe de Malleval", 2016
Reviews of purchase Domaine Michel and Stephane Ogier, Condrieu "La Combe de Malleval", 2016
Wine excellent gold color with amber sparks.
Taste wines characterized by a great elegance, silky and slightly oily structure, shades of fruit, toasted bread, salted nuts, dried herbs. Impression of the wine finishes dry, spicy aftertaste.
Grooving Successive waves of shades of tangerine, apricot, white flowers and fruit lychee constitute a rich aromatic composition of wine.
The wine is excellent as an aperitif, combined with cheeses, foie gras, seafood, fish and white meat.
(Robert M. Parker, "The World's Greatest Wine Estates").
Truly "comprehensive" wine Condrieu "La Combe de Malleval", created by the talented Stephen Ogier of ripe fruit grape Viognier with the prestigious vineyard Kondriё, is a high-quality, charming wine with hints of tropical fruits. On the question of whether to pay such a sum for Kondriё "La Combe de Malval" when you can buy good wine Viognier cheaper, have a decent answer - "when it is as good as it is elegant white - definitely worth it."
Domain Michel et Stephane Ogier, in the opinion of eminent wine critic Robert Parker - is one of the best domains appellasone Cote-Rotie. The estate is about 8 hectares. The vineyards are located in six different parts of the Cote-Rotie - it's the world famous But de Mont, Lancement, Cote-Rozier, Champon, Besset, Serine, 3 hectares of which are located in the best areas (60% for Cote Blonde, 40% - on the Cote Brune).
Originally a family business engaged only in cultivation and sale of grapes. It was only in 1982 started production of its own wines. Controlled economy father - Michel Ogier and his 30-year-old son Stefan - a graduate of the famous School of Oenology in Bonn. Gradually, thanks to its great knowledge and talent, Stephen became a recognized winemaker, and took over almost the entire leadership of the economy. In 2008, Wine Spectator magazine called it "one of the best young winemakers of the new generation of this dynamic appellasona" and his wines - basic Cote-Rotie and two cuvées: "La Belle Helene" and " Lancement "were awarded the highest ratings.
In wine domain fields currently reducing the use of chemical agents and herbicides. Gradually planned to completely abandon the processing chemicals. For example, to date, the area on the Cote-Rozier, a crop that produces the best cuvee domain, - "La Belle Helene", is handled entirely without herbicides. Also being monitored constantly yielding vines; if necessary, remove excess bunches (producing so-called "green fee").