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Christophe Pichon

We continue our careful exploration of the northern Rhône with the addition of this stellar producer of Côte Rôtie, Condrieu, St. Joseph and Cornas. Now in the third generation of the Pichon family, the estate covers 16 hectares split between the four appellations above and a small quantity of vin de pays. The domaine offers elegant, perfumed wines that punch way above their weight when their modest cost is considered – the WineWise paradigm! Christophe himself is a man of seriousness and commitment who is now in his second term as president of the Condrieu appellation, a job previously held by the legendary Georges Vernay. His elder son Corentin has taken over most of the winemaking responsibilities at this point.
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Producer:
Christophe Pichon
Country:
France
Region:
Rhone
Subregion:
Northern Rhone
City of Origin:
Chavanay
Date Founded:
1993
Vineyard Size:
49.4 acres
Total Annual Production:
100,000 bottles

Property History:

It has always been a family affair. I took over the estate from my father, then in 1991 I bought some more vineyards. Two years later, I invested in an abandoned hillside so as to plant some Saint Joseph vines. Today, the estate owns 5 hectares of Condrieu, 4 hectares of red Saint Joseph, 2 hectares of white Saint Joseph, 3.9 hectares of Côte-Rôtie, 0.5 hectares of Cornas, 1 hectare of white Vin de Pays Collines Rhodaniennes and 0.5 hectares of red Vin de Pays in Seyssuel.

Owner History:

After finishing his studies in viticulture and oenology, Corentin joined the family estate in 2012. In 2014, he spent 6 months vinifying Syrah in Australia, in the well-known Barossa Valley region. On his return to France, he began vinifying his second vintage for the same year ! As a result of his broad experience, he has refined the vinification style in complete harmony with the estate's way of thinking and maintains the respect of the vines and the wines. As an example, he is now making white wines without sulphites. As for Alexis, he is gradually discovering all the different steps of wine-making, from working in the vineyards to the cellar, before acquiring more experience in the commercial activity of the estate. Alexis also hopes to spend some time abroad both to improve his English and to discover other wine producing domains. Learning about different cultures for producing and selling wine will broaden his experience.

Wines By Christophe Pichon
Christophe Pichon

2021 Cote Rotie 'Promesse'

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Christophe Pichon

2019 St. Joseph Rouge

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Christophe Pichon

2020 Cote Rotie 'Tess'

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Christophe Pichon

2022 St. Joseph Rouge

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Christophe Pichon

2020 Condrieu

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Christophe Pichon

2016 St. Joseph Rouge

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Christophe Pichon

2022 Viognier

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Christophe Pichon

2020 'Mosaique', Seyssuel

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Christophe Pichon

2019 Cote Rotie 'Promesse'

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