Condrieu La Bonnette Rostaing 2018
Having founded his domain in 1971 with just three parcels of vines, René Rostaing has slowly but surely accrued 7.5 hectares of prime vineyards across the Northern Rhône and is now, with the assistance of his son Pierre, recognised as one of the highest quality producers in the region. Though most famous for their reds, they produce a small amount of Condrieu which should not be overlooked. The 2018 La Bonnette is an attractive, medium-bodied and pretty Viognier, offering up delicious scents of stone fruits, citrus blossom and crushed stone minerality. Textural and broad on the palate, but with ample freshness, this is an excellent example of the beauty of this much-maligned variety.