This is a delicate, pure Viognier, with scents of peach, apricot and citrus zest. Effortlessly balancing delicacy, freshness and satisfying roundness, it is an exquisitely well-made wine. The name ‘Les Vignes d’à Côté’ is a play on words, since the wine comes from the vicinity of Condrieu, whose vines are planted on the very steep slope, or ‘côte’. But this is made from vines next to (à côté de) the slope. Clever, eh?