OFFICIAL RELEASE: CONDRIEU Lieu-Dit L’ALEAU
Where it all began…
This exclusive cuvee is produced in very limited quantities (934 bottles) on the magnificent granite terroir of Lieu-Dit L’Aleau in Vérin, which is situated between Coteau de Chery and Château Grillet, the original birth place of Viognier. This terroir makes wines of great aromatic complexity with tension and minerality all together creating beautiful length along the palate.
This parcel has a very special place in our hearts, as it is with the Lieu-dit L’Aleau that the entire history of Domaine Bott began… To bring this vineyard back to life where Viognier excels, we began by being lumberjacks to clean the land. Then masons to reassemble the dry stone walls of the chaillets (terraces) collapsed by time, to finally become wine growers by planting our first vines. It was a real revelation, we could finally let ourselves dream of becoming winemakers in the North Rhône Valley. We therefore embarked on our project with passion, looking for other little parcels in the appellations of the North Rhône Valley.
Lieu-Dit L’ALEAU – AOP CONDRIEU – DOMAINE GRAEME & JULIE BOTT: