Review 2007 Domaine R. Rostaing Condrieu “La Bonnette”

2007 Domaine R. Rostaing, Condrieu “La Bonnette”

If you enjoy Viognier you will love this example from a classic region.

In the glass it is bright with a medium lemon core fading to a water white rim.

The nose is clean with medium plus intense aromas of rose pedal, peach and apricot nectar which is  under pined by stony minerality.

On the palate the wine reveals medium acidity that is very refreshing, there is some heady alcohol that is kept in check by the medium plus intense favors of citrus, white pepper, apple, lanolin, peach, appricot and faint hints of rose pedal.  The wine lingers with a medium plus finish that is complex and pleasing.

This is an excellent example of why the Condrieu region of the northern Rhone is home to this varietal.  The purity of fruit is just amazing!!!

Retail price paid $49.95

Enjoy this wine now or if you are adventurous keep it in your cellar for the next 6-8 years to let it develop to its full potential.

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