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Domaine Gramenon, 'Vie on y est ...'
Country:France
Region:Cotes du Rhone
Appellation:Appellation Cotes du Rhone Controlee
Producer:Domaine Gramenon (click on the name for more details)
Winemaker:Philippe & Michele Laurent
ABV:14.5%
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Price (per bottle incl VAT):
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Year Retailer Size Price Minimum Order  
1998 Compendium Wines 75cl 16.99 Bottle Order Online
Tasting Notes / Comments:This was the last vintage tended by Phillipe Laurent before his untimely death. It has the unmistakeable nose of Gramenon - plenty of honey. The light golden colour is accompanied by a cloudiness- the result of leaving the wine unfiltered. The dry apricot taste produces less length and complexity than the '98.
This was a difficult harvest and few cases were produced. The restaurant where we tasted only received a fifth of their normal supply! Still worth the money.
'Enjoying Viognier' (1999 vintage)

Here is a wine with quite a strong golden colour, with a full and sweet (almost honey) nose, exhibiting what is a classic Viognier taste of apricots and ripe pears. It has a long, slightly bitter finish. It stands well beside Condrieu. See the write up in December 2001 Wine of the Month.
'Enjoying Viognier' (1998 vintage)

Deep in colour with a perfume of apricots, peaches and blossom. Beautifully made, very complex with a wonderful mouthfeel and extraordinary length, this is really exciting winemaking.
Compendium Wines (1997 vintage)