Chateau-Grillet wine appellation in the Côtes du Rhône region of France Restaurants, Wine, Travel, Opinions

Chateau-Grillet wine appellation
Wine appellation

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Sue Dyson and Roger McShane
Country: France

Chateau-Grillet is a wine appellation in the northern Rhone region of France very close to the city of Vienne. It is one of the smallest wine appellations in France at only 3.5 hectares (although there are at least 5 others that are smaller) and producing only 13000 bottles of white wine from Viognier grapes each year.
Chateau-Grillet is situated within the Condrieu appellation and is a monopole with the entire appellation owned by one producer (also called Chateau Grillet) and owned by the French retail billionaire and avid art collector, Francois Pinault. The wines are rich and expensive and exhibit characteristic stone fruit aromas.
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