2017 Domaine Niero Condrieu Heritage (750ml)

Viognier from Condrieu, Rhône, France

B-21 Top Recommendation
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Rémi Niero's tiny family domain amounts to just eight hectares: four in Condrieu, two in Côte Rôtie and one each in Saint-Joseph and IGP. The winery is located at the appropriately named Impasse du Pressoir, near the Mairie in the village of Condrieu. It's relatively recent in French terms, having been left to Rémi's father by his wife's father in 1973. Follow that? That would've been Rémi's maternal grandmother. Rémi started working with his father in 2005, and his dad retired in 2010. Rémi's day job is as a mechanical engineer at Pellenc, the French manufacturer of viticultural and winemaking equipment, so the technical aspects of the winery are completely up to date, and the wines are clean and expressive.
–Wine Advocate


Niero's top cuvée comes from selected parcels and sees just a bit more oak than his other bottlings (around 50%). The 2017 Condrieu Heritage is full-bodied and rich, a lush, silky sexpot. Floral notes mark the nose, while the ripe fruit ranges from melon to apricot and pineapple, all underscored by a potent note of wet stones and a lingering finish. Too bad there are only 1,200 bottles.

95 points, Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate (Issue # 240 - Dec 2018)

The light gold-colored 2017 Condrieu Héritage (12 months in 40% barrels, with the balance in stainless steel) offers a terrific bouquet of spiced citrus, orange blossom, and white flowers. It's fresh, elegant and lightly textured, with a balanced, charming, complex and forward style. It shows the vintage style and is ideal for drinking over the coming couple of years.

93 points, Jeb Dunnuck (Dec 2018)

Alcohol By Volume: 14.0%

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