As early as the 14th century, the Candie family manor was surrounded by vineyards, which were sometimes crossed by pilgrims, who traveled to the Alps to pray to the patron saint of travellers, the Virgin of Saint Ombre, in the village below. In 1879, the vines planted in the clay-limestone soil on the south-facing slope were destroyed by phylloxera. The vines were replanted two years later and then abandoned for over a century. In 2003, the owners decided to restore the land and in 2009 the Perrier family replanted the plot with Viognier.
Viogner is a white grape variety that is well known in the north of the Rhone valley, but it is said to be of Alpine origin and related to Mondeuse blanche, from Savoie. It thrives in the sun but suffers from strong heat so naturally it is found in the Château de Candie’s mountainous climate.
Each year, 3000 bottles of "Candie 1891" dry white wine are produced. The pale, clear golden colour shines like dew pearls in the first light of day. The arcs are delicately outlined, a guarantee of its finesse, just like that of the gastronomic cuisine of chef David Loisel and his team. On the nose, we find the typical aromas of viognier: notes of peach, exotic fruits, and more subtle notes of violets, in keeping with the warm and elegant spirit of our restaurants. The attack is full, the middle is unctuous, coating the taste buds with a saline touch to finish.
The fresh and aromatic character of the Candie 1891 vintage can be enjoyed in any season. During a picnic in the château grounds, by the pool, at the table in our restaurants, the Cantine and the Orangerie, or in the more intimate setting of our rooms. This wine is sold at the château reception.
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