2021 Lieu-Dit L’Aleau Domaine Graeme & Julie Bott

Grapes Viognier
Colour White
Origin France, Rhône
District Northern Rhône
Village Condrieu
ABV 12.5%

2021 Condrieu Lieu Dit L'Aleau The garden wine, from a tiny plot that Graeme & Julie discovered almost by accident when they realised their garden was in the Condrieu appellation. The other thing of note whilst we talk Condrieu is the new generation of winemakers who look for freshness above ripeness, the Bott's are definitely at the vanguard of this revolution. The l'Aleau typifies this approach, floral and bright with green mango and elderflower nuances, a lovely touch of stone fruit, apricot and peach notes but not an ounce of fat here, this is lively & bright, delicious and definitely modern. 60 bts & 6 magnums available. L&S (Apr 2023)

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A full, large-scale version, with beautiful freshness to the yuzu, star fruit and persimmon flavors. Notes of sea salt drape the weighty midpalate, with flashes of pastry and juicy lemon. Shows good drive throughout. Drink now through 2028. Drinking range: 2023 - 2028 Rating: 94 Kirsten Bieler, The Wine Spectator (Oct 2023)

Domaine Graeme & Julie Bott

A love story and a bit of good fortune; a love of the Syrah grape that led Graeme to the Rhone and the love of his life Julie, who came together whilst working at the prestigious cellars of Stephane Ogier. Theirs is a back story of adventure and spirit and one of serendipity too.

Our relationship with the pair stretches back some 8 years or so, when we often stopped and shared a beer after the Marché aux vins in Ampuis every January, it was no surprise when they told us they were setting out on their own journey.

The surprise came when they discovered that the house they had purchased in Verin, complete with 0.35 hectare of garden, was within the appellation of Condrieu, between the in-demand Coteau de Chéry and the illustrious Chateau Grillet. Graeme & Julie like to pick early to capture the freshness, and the wines tend be expressive, bright and pure.

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