Producer: Domaine Boissonnet
Wine: 2017 AOP Cotes Rhodaniennes
Varietals: 100% Viognier
Food: Excellent as an aperitif with goat cheese or to accompany your salads
Cellaring: Drink now
Domaine Boissonnet, Serrieres - Northern Rhone
The Boissonnet family has been in the town of Serrieres in the district of Ardeche since the 17th century. The family house and the underground cellars date back to 1600. The first cellar was restored by André Boissonnet, and the second cellar was found by accident in the 1990's by his son Frederic, who is the current winemaker.
Frederic uses both cellars as the perfect place for aging their production of Saint Joseph and Condrieu. 1990 was an outstanding vintage as well as a turning point in the life of the domaine, which at the time was only comprised of five acres of red Saint Joseph: Frederic vinified his first cuvees as he took over the domaine that year. In 1994, the domaine grew with Saint Joseph white and Condrieu followed in 1995.
The vineyard estate is located in the centre of the village of Serrières in the north of the Rhone Valley. The XVII house hides vaulted cellars, restored with dedication, in which the Saint Joseph and Condrieu are raised. On the steep hillsides that peer down over the Rhone, we are working near 12 hectares of grapevines, in the biggest respect for the land and the control of yields: sodding, suckering, leaf thinning, green harvesting. All this tasks allows us to harvest grapes perfectly ripe and of high quality.