2020 Chéry Domaine Rémi Niero

Grapes Viognier
Colour White
Origin France, Rhône
District Northern Rhône
Village Condrieu
ABV 14%

'My Cherie Amour, lovely as a summer day' I'm pretty sure Stevie Wonder penned this song sitting high above the village of Condrieu with a glass of Niero Chéry. It would be easy to make the leap, the 2020 is all floral and summer fruits, ripe peach and apricot, lime and ginger and the tell tale violets in the background too, I like the mineral tone which slips in saline, this will fill out a little and really blossom into a classic Chéry - is there a better lieu-dit in Condrieu? L&S (May 2022)

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Tasted at L&S Rhône Tasting - 20/09/2022
Spicy, quite firm, almost musky style. Full-bodied but again it's not too fat, with good intensity and concentration. Well balanced, it handles its oak better than the Roncharde. Long finish and will age well. From lieu-dit Chéry, one of the greatest sites in Condrieu. 40% is aged in new oak, the rest in stainless steel.
Drinking range: 2022 - 2026 Rating: 94 Matt Walls, (Sep 2022)

There are about 4,000 bottles of the 2020 Condrieu Chéry, a terrific effort from one of the appellation's most famous lieux-dits. Floral and creamy, it's full-bodied and lush, loaded with flowers and fruit, concentrated and rich yet completely harmonious and not heavy at all. It should drink well for several years. Rating: 94 Joe Czerwinski, (May 2022)

The 2020 Condrieu Chery is slightly more reductive, yet still has brilliant notes of white peach, crushed stone, spice, and honeyed white flowers. Brilliant on the palate as well, with medium-bodied richness, integrated acidity, and a great finish, it's another stunning wine from this estate I'd be thrilled to drink. Rating: 95 Jeb Dunnuck, (Feb 2022)

Domaine Rémi Niero

This is one of the original domaines of the Condrieu appellation, and perhaps without the dedication to Viognier from Niero (and the likes of Vernay), Condrieu would not have the world-class reputation it has today.

The domaine existed 45 years ago when the whole appellation was just 8 hectares of vines (it's now 200 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 smart and charming Rémi started to work alongside his father in 2004 and today oversees 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.

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. All of these are considered some of the of the best sites in the world for Viognier. The wines 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. Along with the exceptional Saint Joseph there is also a new Crozes Hermitage in the range.

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