L´Octroi and Clos de la Meslerie

My two recent favourites which I still can feel echoing on my senses.

L´Octroi 2013 Condrieu, Pierre Gaillard

Le Clos de la Meslerie 2009, Vouvray, Peter Hahn



Pierre Gaillard is known since 80s when he worked for Marcel Guigal. Now he has  10 ha of vineyards in St. Joseph and also parcels in Condrieu, Cornas and Cote-Rotie. His Condrieu based L´Octroi comes from a single 1 plot Viogner vineyard in Malleval is much celebrated.

L´Octroi 2013 is amazingly rich ensemble of lychee, white peach, blooming flowers combined with finesse and majestic refreshing acidity. Even though I tried young vintage it was absolutely gorgeous. Up to 10 years longevity is no problem for this wine. Amazing structure and wide array of delightful ripe notes is the reason I fell for it. I am a sucker for fuller bodied wines! http://www.domainespierregaillard.com/

Chenin blanc from Vouvray by Peter Hahn is another drop dead beautiful wine. Le Clos de la Meslerie was saved by Peter Hahn in 1990s and now producing fine and complex organic wine with as little intervention as possible. The complexity and mouthwatering minerality is so astonishing. Though I have to say the latter is a bit more expressive type and thus no more than 2 glasses is just fine. Love it anyway! http://www.lameslerie.com/accueilA.php


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