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Rhone Valley

Domaine Georges Vernay - Condrieu - Les Terrasses de l'Empire - Blanc - 2022


Country / Region: Rhône Valley

Vintage: 2022

Name: AOP Condrieu

Grape variety: 100% Viognier

Alcohol: 14 vol.

Color: White

Capacity: 75 cl


Estate rated 3 stars in the Guide des Meilleurs Vins de France 2024 (RVF)


The 2022 White Condrieu Les Terrasses de l'Empire presents a radiant expression of Viognier, in a style characterized by precision and subtlety. Its notes of white peaches, candied citrus, bitter orange, and fresh flowers are an ode to delicacy and freshness. The texture follows the same ethereal and silky register, delightfully expressing the infinite complexity of its hillside terroir. Truly one of the finest ambassadors of its appellation!


Hand-harvested, whole crop direct pressing. Aged in wooden vats on fine lees and in barrels for 8 months.


Bright golden yellow.


Full aromatic bouquet, oscillating between notes of white peach, candied citrus and fresh flowers.


Silky-smooth and airy with sparkling fruit, this wine has a delicate, subtle profile and offers us a Viognier with a precise style.


Serve between 10 and 12°C.

Food and wine pairing:

Scallops with ginger sauce, semi-cooked foie gras, crayfish swimming, red mullet fillets with capers and fennel.

Cellar aging:

From now until 2029.

Christine Vernay, an unrivaled figure in Côte-Rôtie and Condrieu, a true virtuoso of Viognier and Syrah, presides over one of France's most esteemed domains. Earning top accolades from the most distinguished critics, some even dare to rank her wines alongside the likes of La Romanée Conti or Ausone...

Born from a pristine environment and cultivated through organic principles, these wines represent the pinnacle of these awe-inspiring hillside terroirs, marked by an unwavering pursuit of finesse. Condrieu and Côte-Rôtie yield opulent materials, arguably among the most refined in their respective appellations. These two cuvées exemplify this pinnacle – make sure not to miss them.