Condrieu is the ancestral home of the Viognier vine and is the source of one of the world’s most exotic white wines. In the mid-20th century, only 20 acres of Viognier remained in Condrieu, leaving the grape and the appellation in serious jeopardy. Guigal was instrumental in bringing this appellation back from near extinction, and today supplements the grapes from their own vineyards with grapes purchased from numerous small growers, ultimately vinifying nearly one-third of the entire appellation.
Brunello di Montalcino
From a single plot among the vineyards of Podere Casisano, in one of the highest and best-quality positions in the hills to the south-east of Montalcino, Colombaiolo combines structure, elegance and harmony.
James Suckling -January 09, 2024 "This is a rich and plummy Brunello with cedar and sandalwood, sweet spices, dried cherries and prunes on the nose. Full-bodied with dense, ripe tannins. Lingering sweet, dried fruit. From…
Jeb Dunnuck -January 09, 2024 "The 2017 Brunello Di Montalcino Riserva offers more substance, with stewed black cherry, medicinal herbs, and dried leather. It is medium to full-bodied on the palate, with more black cherry,…
Wine Enthusiast -January 09, 2024 "After initial savory notes, the nose is like a slice of cake, with sweeter vanilla, cardamom, cherry and cranberry aromas. The tangy fruitiness continues onto a lithe, dynamic palate, while…
Decanter -January 09, 2024 "With a brick-edged hue and oxidative nuances, Colombaiolo initially presents as fully mature yet youthful wood-driven aromas of cedar and spice waft atop. There is freshness on the mid-palate as…
Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
This elegant, traditional style Brunello is produced in the southern hills of Montalcino, between the towns of Sant’Angelo in Colle and Castelnuovo dell’Abate.
While the reds of Saint-Joseph are today one of the most exciting stories in the Rhone Valley, the minuscule production of whites, in the hands of the best producers, are absolutely thrilling and in a perhaps less extreme way than the other great whites of the region, namely in Hermitage and Condrieu. Get them while they’re still affordable.
Lucente is the second wine of Luce, a wine with contemporary style, immediate and great pleasure, and like its elder sibling, an authentic interpretation of Montalcino and the Luce estate.