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2018 Rene Rostaing Condrieu La Bonnette

2018 Rene Rostaing Condrieu La Bonnette

93 Points John Caro
2018 Rene Rostaing Condrieu La Bonnette
93 Points John Caro

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A pure and classical expression of premium Viognier. As one of the Norther Rhone's most revered and classical producers, Rostaing fermented this generously ripe Viognier fruit to dryness without the use of any oak. With beautiful fruit clarity and nuance -- along with immense richness and layering -- the La Bonnette is a drinking beautifully now and for the next few years.

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$105.00 in mixed 6+ or $120.00 per bottle

Overview

Grape

Syrah

Its Origins

Legal academic, property dealer and vigneron, René Rostaing crafts some of the finest Côte Rôties on the market today. He has owned 2 hectares in the Côte Blonde and La Landone since the 1970s but fortune has blessed him through his inheritance of four hectares of superbly sited vineyards from his father in law Albert Dervieux and another 1.4 hectares of particularly old vines from his uncle Marius Gentaz. He now has 7.4 hectares which in Côte Rôtie terms is a significant holding. Rostaing is firmly in the modernist camp of Côte Rôtie producers, destemming the majority of his fruit and being one of the first producers to ferment using vinomatics (horizontal automatic vinifiers). However he dislikes the overt taste of new oak and uses a maximum of 15% in the maturation process. All the wines are bottled unfiltered.

What The Critics Say

17/20 JancisRobinson.com, Richard Hemming

"Apricot and peach with utter conviction and purity – so impressive! Full and plush on the palate. A little spiciness and nut character on the finish. A classic example. (RH)." Drink 2019 - 2024

94/100 Josh Reynolds 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.

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Viognier

  • Colour

    White

  • Region

    Rhone

  • Closure

    Cork

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Maturity

    2019 - 2024

This Wine Goes Well With

with ASIAN FOOD
with POULTRY
with STRONG CHEESE

Taste

4

Delivery & Returns

We deliver throughout New Zealand and to some locations overseas. Our deliveries are made by trusted third party carriers. For further details on prices and delivery options please go to DELIVERY INFORMATION section of our site.

If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.

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