Rostaing Condrieu La Bonnette



Vintage: 2016
Bottle sizes: 750 ML
Country: France
Region: Rhone
Appellation: Condrieu
Wine type: White
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
Publication: Wine advocate
Rating: 92
Since the last time I visited the domaine a few years ago, I'm happy to say the whites at Rostaing have improved in clarity and focus. The 2016 Condrieu la Bonnette is medium-bodied, offering attractive floral, apricot and spice aromas. It's not overly rich but is fresh instead, with a clean, refreshing, peppery/gingery finish. It should drink well for a few years.