Domaine Rene Rostaing 2017 'Les Lezardes' Viognier, Collines Rhodaniennes IGP

Domaine Rene Rostaing 2017 'Les Lezardes' Viognier, Collines Rhodaniennes IGP

Item Number: 12427

UPC: None

Country: France
Region: Rhone
Sub Region: Northern Rhone
Appellation/AVA: Collines Rhodaniennes IGP
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
Case Production: 600

The Viognier grapes are sourced from various parcels of old vines that immediately adjoin Condrieu. The broken down granite soils, similar to those of Condrieu, produce immensely fragrant Viognier, rich with the captivating scent of white blossom, peach and apricot. It is richly exotic with mouth-filling white peach and a long honeysuckle finish. Pair with summer salads, vegetable stir fry and fusion cuisine that combines seafood with fruits and exotic herbs and spices. This wine is vinified and aged in stainless steel.

Vintage Notes by Wine Advocate 12/2019: "The (mostly) bottled 2017s come across as more tannic and muscular than the 2016s, a difference Rostaing attributes to yields that were about 15% to 20% lower than the preceding vintage. The top wines should easily last for two decades. Finally, don't neglect the IGP and Languedoc offerings being made by Rostaing. Sure, by comparison to the family's top offerings from Côte-Rôtie, they're mere teases, but they're tasty, fun-to-drink wines that typically sell for realistic prices."


  • Jeb Dunnuck
    Rating: 89 (12/20/2018)

    Starting with the 2017 Les Lézardes Blanc, it has terrific Viognier character in its floral, peach, and apricot aromas and flavors. This medium-bodied, light, elegant white just begs to be drunk, and it should keep for a year or three.