Domaine Rene Rostaing 2017 'La Bonnette' Condrieu AOC

Domaine Rene Rostaing 2017 'La Bonnette' Condrieu AOC

Item Number: 12163

UPC: None

Country: France
Region: Rhone
Sub Region: Northern Rhone
Appellation/AVA: Condrieu AOC
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vintage: 2017
Grape(s): 100% Viognier
Type: Wine - White
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 14.5

In Condrieu, Rostaing holds a tiny parcel in Côte Bonnette that yields some of the region’s most refined Viognier. The Viognier ferments and ages in stainless steel tank. Malolactic fermentation does not occur. It is bottled without fining or filtering. 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.

Vintage Notes: 2017 is the third successive “great” vintage in an appellation that was once lucky to have 2 top vintages per decade.

Vineyard Notes: Rostaing practices lutte raisonnée in the vineyard.

Reviews

  • Jeb Dunnuck
    Rating: 92 (12/20/2018)

    The 2017 Condrieu Bonnett is brilliant stuff, and one of the fresher, crisper Condrieu in the vintage. White peach, citrus zest, and vibrant floral notes all emerge from this medium-bodied, bright, juicy effort that still has plenty of sweet Viognier fruit and texture. It’s going to keep for 3-5 years.
  • The Wine Spectator
    Rating: 93 (2/20/2019)

    Plump and friendly, with peach, nectarine, almond and white ginger notes laced up with a jasmine thread on the fleshy but fresh finish. Drink now through 2023.