Rene Rostaing Condrieu" La Bonnette" 2018 (Northern Rhone, France) - [AG 94] [WS 93] [JD 92]

Rene Rostaing Condrieu" La Bonnette" 2018
(Northern Rhone, France) - [AG 94] [WS 93] [JD 92]

Regular price $100.00 Sale price $89.97 Save $10.03

AG94 WS93 JD92
Notes from the winemaker:
This cuvée comes exclusively from the terroir of "La Bonnette" in the Condrieu appellation contrôlée. 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.

Varietals: Viognier
Vineyard: Viognier sourced from two vineyards; 0.6 ha Côte 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

94 Points - Vinous:
"Glistening straw color. Potent, mineral-accented aromas of pear nectar and orange pith are complicated by a floral accent that gains strength with aeration. Seamless and expansive in the mouth, displaying impressive focus to its lively citrus and orchard fruit flavors. Delivers a suave blend of richness and finesse finishing with strong mineral cut and emphatic, floral-driven persistence. " - Josh Raynolds (May 2020)

93 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine:
"Bright and lively, with exuberant star fruit, yellow apple and green almond notes that are given definition and focus by a fresh citrus peel thread throughout. Mineral-edged finish. Drink now through 2023. 400 cases made." - JM (May 31, 2020)

92 Points - Jeb Dunnuck:
"A wine you don’t see often enough, the 2018 Condrieu La Bonnette is terrific, with a medium-bodied, seamless texture as well as textbook Condrieu notes of tangerine, citrus zest, brioche, and white flowers. It has plenty of freshness, yet shows the soft, plush style of the vintage. Drink it over the coming 2-3 years." - Jeb Dunnuck (12/12/2019)