Rene Rostaing Condrieu" La Bonnette" 2017
(Northern Rhone, France) - [VM 93] [RP 92]
Regular price $135.00 Sale price $85.97 Save $49.03
Notes from the winemaker:This cuvÃ©e comes exclusively from the terroir of "La Bonnette" in the Condrieu appellation contrÃ´lÃ©e. It is a rich, powerful wine with a scent of lychees, passion fruits and white flowers. It has a lovely mineral character and great fruit definition, traits that often distinguish it from its peers.
100% Viognier on granitic sandy soils with a south-western exposure. Drink within 5 years.
Vineyard: Viognier sourced from two vineyards; 0.6 ha CÃ´te Bonnette, 0.4 ha Ste. Agathe
Orientation: South/southeast exposure
Viticulture: Hand harvested, 35 hl/ha
Vinification: Fermented in stainless steel tank
Aging: Aged in stainless steel tank
Ratings & Reviews
93 Points - Antonio Galloni's Vinous Media:
"Limpid straw-yellow. Assertive, mineral-accented orchard fruit, melon and fennel aromas are sharpened by hints of ginger and lemon zest. Intense pear skin, Meyer lemon and violet pastille flavors show a suave blend of richness and delicacy thanks to a spine of juicy acidity. Closes minerally, taut and impressively long, leaving a powerful floral note behind." - Josh Raynolds (May 2018)
92 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The 2017 Condrieu la Bonnette is low in acidity and positively demands near-term drinking, but it's a gorgeous wine nonetheless, with floral and apricot aromas and flavors that broaden out into a mouth-filling palate and lengthy finish. It's a rich, decadent wine to knock back over the next couple of years." - Joe Czerwinski (Oct 2018)