M. Chapoutier Invitare Condrieu

AOP Condrieu, Rhône

Tasting Notes

Invitare, with its aromas of fresh fruit, white peaches, nice taut acidity, hint of minerality and mouth full of finesse, displays the authentic character of the Condrieu appellation.

Seafood of all types, white meats, sautéed vegetables, creamy pastas and a variety of cheeses.

A relatively cool growing season and plenty of soil hydration made for a crop of wines with intensity, good acidity and balanced alcohol.

Hand-harvested at optimal maturity

After pressing, the must is cold-settled for 48 hours. Alcoholic fermentation occurs at temperatures between 16 and 18°C with a part in oak casks. Short ageing on the lees of around 8 months to preserve freshness and the varietal character of the grape. Ageing is carried out in wood to give the wine complexity and magnitude. 15% of the wine is aged in new barrels to preserve the freshness and minerality of the fruit. The remaining 85% are aged in demi-muids previously used for one to two vintages, which gives the wine consistency, power and aromatic complexity.

The south and southeast-facing parcels.The soils are composed of schist and altered granites which come through in the wine as aromatic power and great complexity. This type of soil also gives the wine freshness and minerality.

Age of Vines: 80 years

Grapes: 100% Viognier
Alcohol by Volume: 13.5%
Aging Potential: 5 years

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    Wine Advocate, May 2024

    "The 2021 Condrieu Invitare showcases the appellation's typical floral aromas, with just a hint of ginger and some fresh apricot flavors. Medium-bodied, this isn't a huge, blowsy wine but a refined, elegant and somewhat understated Condrieu that drinks well now, with a long and silky finish. It's Chapoutier's view that Viognier needs some oxygen during its élevage to help resolve the variety's bitterness, so this is largely matured in demi-muids but with virtually no new oak"

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    James Suckling, May 2023

    "An excellent Condrieu with a very appealing interplay of stone fruit aromas, lively acidity and a touch of creaminess on the medium- to full-body. Just a hint of toastiness. Restrained tannins at the long finish."

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2021 M. Chapoutier Invitare Condrieu – 93 points, James Suckling – Sell Sheet

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