2022 Roches d'Arbuel Clos de la Bonnette

Grapes Viognier
Colour White
Origin France, Rhône
Other Bio-dynamic, Certified Organic
District Northern Rhône
Village Condrieu
ABV 13.5%

2022 Condrieu Roches d'Arbuel - bottled in April 23. Attractive nose, apricot & a touch of greet mango with jasmine, soft floral fruit style, a touch of apricot, peach and a slight hint of satsuma - nice flow of acidity too, the merest hint of ginger on the finish. Classy Condrieu - (Isabelle thinks this is showing very well at the moment). L&S (Oct 2023)

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Tasted blind. Ripe fruits, banana skin, peach and almond-kernel aromas. Attractive palate that has a textured, mouth-coating mid palate and a saline note throughout. Dense yet also with a sense of vibrancy. Drinking range: 2024 - 2030 Rating: 16.5 Alistair Cooper MW - (Nov 2023)

Clos de la Bonnette

A new (ish) find, having tasted at trade shows and fairs in France, we were then thrilled that Matt Walls went so far as to list the 'Legende Bonnetta' cuvée as his top Condrieu from the 2019 vintage - a strong field with some fairly serious contenders! Husband and wife team Isabelle & Henri are fully certified organic, they had been farming fruit and vegetables in the region since the 1970s but since 2009 have focused solely on the vine. They make some very compelling wines from a tiny 5 hectare estate, split between Condrieu and two sites in Côte Rôtie. Tasting these in London turned us into wide-eyed children – the wines are truly magical and surpassed our already elevated expectations. The Côte Rôtie and Condrieu are gorgeous – so sleek and polished, with a nose that you just want to dive into. We were also hugely impressed with the IGP Syrah – made with 35-45 year old vines, this was a delight.

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