Bright fruits on the nose, violet, raspberry and a slight touch on mint, elegant and pure with balanced acidity running through the core, a touch of soft grip on the finish, really enjoyable and pure. Drinking range: 2019 - 2025L&S(Feb 2019)
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Light purple in the glass. Some smoky notes of grilled meat and dark roasted fig along with blueberry compote. Pronounced acidity and soft rounded tannins. It has a very cooling almost menthol palate with subtle fig and smoked meat. Very long in the mouth and dominated by the cooling menthol sensation on the finish. Drinking range: 2019 - 2027 Rating: 16.5+ Alistair Cooper MW - www.JancisRobinson.com(Dec 2019)
Deep lurid ruby. Fresh black and blue fruit and floral scents pick up olive and cracked pepper notes with air. Fleshy and concentrated yet lively as well, offering open-knit cassis and blackberry flavors and a touch of candied violet. The spice and floral notes come back on a clinging finish framed by smooth, harmonious tannins. Drinking range: 2022 - 2028 Rating: 90 Josh Raynolds, www.vinousmedia.com(Sep 2019)
Domaine Rémi Niero
The smart and charming Rémi started to work alongside his father in 2004 and today is in charge of the domaine along with his wife Krystel. They are the 3rd generation of winemakers and continue the tradition of the estate's refined and pure wines from Viognier and Syrah working from their cellars in Condrieu. The domaine has recently fully converted to organic farming, the wines much like the estate are pristine and pure.
This is one of the original domaines of the Condrieu appellation, and centred on the oldest vineyard, above Condrieu itself and with a decent holding in the Coteau du Chéry, which, with the Coteau du Vernon, is considered one of the best sites.
The domaine existed 45 years ago when the whole appellation was just 8 hectares of vines (it's now 160 hectares), under the name Pinchon. Rémi's father Robert married the Pinchon daughter, so now, having been Domaine Niero-Pinchon for a bit, it has been shortened to simply Niero when Rémi took over.
The Condrieus come from just over 4 hectares of vines, all in the commune of Condrieu itself, in the parcels Coteau de Chéry, La Roncharde, Côte Chatillon, La Caille, Vergelas and Corbéry. The Condrieus are aged in tank (60%) and barrel (40%) for a year.
The Côte-Rôties come from two sites, La Viallière and Le Coteau de Bassenon, from the southern end of the appellation, a total of nearly 2 hectares. They are aged for 16 months in barrel, with 20% new wood.
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