Stephane Ogier

Country: Rhone - France

Region: Rhone

The Ogier family had been established growers in Ampuis for over seven generations, but it was only in the 1980s that they began vinifying their own grapes. Stéphane joined the family estate in ’97, working alongside his father Michel, before taking over in 2003.

Heralded as the face of the Northern Rhône’s new generation, Stéphane continues acquiring new parcels and trying new techniques. He brings a Burgundian approach to the region’s terroir from his studies in Beaune. He works with multiple lieux-dits, vinifying each separately and using oak sparingly. This allows the characteristics of each to show. He releases many wines as single lieu-dit bottlings later in the year and others he blends, selecting from different barrels to build a style representative of both his vision and the vintage. Stéphane’s latest investment includes vineyards in Rasteau, Cairanne, and Plan de Dieu in the Southern Rhône, bringing his total land-ownings there up to 50 hectares, all destined for his Côtes-du-Rhône offering.

Stephane Ogier Collection

Condrieu 'La Combe de Malleval' 2019 - € 63.80

Condrieu La Combe de Malleval

Sensory features: Flamboyant florals entwine among smoky notes on the complex, compelling nose of Ogier's 2019 Condrieu la Combe de Malleval. Backed by ripe apricot and pineapple notes, this medium to full-bodied wine glides easily across the palate—rich and silky—into a long, refreshingly mineral finish. While this is ripe, it's not overdone, and it retains a certain welcome sense of stoniness without being at all austere.

Technical Notes

Grape variety: 100% Viognier

Terrior: Granite

Vineyards: 300 metres above sea level

Ageing: 10 months in 500 liter barrels on fine lees

Best served: Roasted chicken

Bottle size: 750ml

Alcohol content: 14.5%

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Cotes du Rhone Rouge 'Le Temps Est Venu' - € 16.20

cotes rouge

Sensory features: Velvety, polished and ultra-smooth plummy fruit, with brighter notes of violets and blueberries and hint of freshly ground coffee too. The palate is pillow-soft, with lovely brambly fruit and hint of garrigue, and long, supple finish. Medium to full-bodied, and utterly charming.

Technical Notes

Grape varieties: 60% Grenache, 20 % Syrah & 20% Mourvèdre

Best served: Charcuterie platter, barbecued red meat, grilled steaks & roast beef

Alcohol content: 14.5%

Bottle size: 750ml


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Cotes du Rhone Blanc ' Le Temps Est Venu' - € 16.20


Sensory features: A rich and full bodied white wine with compelling notes of honeysuckle, peach, fresh apricot, yellow plum and ginger. The palate is remarkably fresh and clean with wonderful mineral components. The peach, fresh apricot, yellow plum follow through with precise clarity and a dry finish.

Technical Notes

Grape varieties: 60% Grenache Blanc, 20% Roussanne, 5% Bourboulenc, 5% Marsanne, 5% Clairette & 5% Viognier.

Vineyard: White and sandy clay, South-West exposure, Visan at an altitude of 320m

Ageing: 6 months in concrete vats

Best served: Goes very well with chicken with herbs, cod en papillote, white meats, mixed salads and medium hard cheeses.

Bottle size: 750ml

Alcohol content: 13%

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Condrieu 'Jacques Vernay's Viognier Les Vieilles Vignes' 2019 - € 98.00


Sensory features: The colour of single vineyard Condrieu is a very intense lemon yellow. Its exuberant nose reveals explosive aromas of apricot, lychee and rose. A light touch of toasted notes and fresh honey give this great Condrieu its scope and signature. Without being flashy, this wine reveals the same complexity on the palate, with a fleshy texture underpinned by structuring acidity and a balanced level of alcohol. The finish is fresh, fragrant and of rare length!

Terroir: granite soils.

Vinification and ageing: direct pressing. Fermentation in large barrels (350 litres and tuns). Native yeasts. Aged for 10 months with very few new barrels on fine lees.

Best served: with scallops and Jerusalem artichokes, langoustines & asparagus.

Bottle size: 750ml

Alcohol content: 15.5%

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