Subsequent to the acquisition of a one-hectare vineyard in the Saint-Joseph appellation by Louis Chèze and his family, Domaine Louis Chèze was founded in 1978. Domaine Louis Chèze now looks after a 30-hectare terroir that spreads over the Condrieu, Saint-Joseph and Côte-Rôtie appellations.
Produced since the 1993 vintage, Pagus Luminis 2019 by Louis Chèze is a Condrieu wine that stems from a 2-hectare plot situated on the upper slopes of Limony. This 25-year-old vineyard, facing south on granite and migmatite leucosome soils, is managed in a sustainable manner.
Vinification and ageing
The hand-picked grapes are sorted on the vine and on a vibrating table in the cellar. Pressing and settling are followed by alcoholic and malolactic fermentation in barrels with stirring on the lees. Aged in first and second-fill barrels for 8 to 10 months. Bottled without filtration in a single bottling.
Brilliant, this wine flaunts a beautiful yellow colour with golden highlights.
Expressive, the nose combines floral (white flowers) and fruity (vine peach) fragrances.
A frank attack leads to a seductive palate that expresses a supple and mineral finish.
For an optimal tasting experience, serve between 8 and 11°C.
Food and wine pairing
Ideal as an aperitif, this Condrieu white wine is also ideal with fish or shellfish.
Enjoy today, this Pagus Luminis 2019 by Louis Chèze can be kept in the cellar until 2023 or even longer, which will enable it to express delicious tertiary aromas from the Viognier grape variety.