Domaine du Monteillet was established in 1732 and is located above the village of Chavannay, near Condrieu. Today the estate is run by 10th generation wine maker, Stephane Montez who studied in Australia, California and England before returning to take charge of the family domaine in 1997. He looks after vineyards in Condrieu, Côte-Rôtie and Saint-Joseph. This delicious white is a blend of 58% Marsanne and 42% Roussanne from old vines and is aged in French oak barrels for 10 months. Packed with tropical fruit notes, this makes for a great Sunday lunch white with game or robust fish dishes.
A medium-gold in colour. Aromas of almonds, melon and citrus. On the palate, typically oily and waxy in texture with toasty notes from the oak. The acidity is low and the finish long with a slight spice. Great food wine with Bouillabaisse, scampi Provencale or rabbit Pot Provencale with saffron-scented couscous.