2019 Domaine Niero Condrieu Couer de Roncharde (750ml)

Viognier from Condrieu, Rhône, France

2019 Domaine Niero Condrieu Couer de Roncharde
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

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A terrific Condrieu, emanating from 70-year-old vines in the heart of the Roncharde lieu-dit, Nitro's 2019 Condrieu Coeur de Roncharde possesses more richness and minerality than either the Ravines or Chéry bottlings. Crushed stone joins the typical floral and spice notes, backed by ripe apricot notes. Full-bodied and flamboyant, yet with incredible freshness and verve, this ostentatious effort should drink well for 4-5 years.

95 points, Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate (May 2021)

Along the same lines, the 2019 Condrieu Coeur De Roncharde is slightly more reserved, with beautiful white peach, apricot, and floral notes being grounded nicely by a sense of minerality. With terrific purity, a medium to full-bodied, supple, sexy texture, and a great finish, it's another great Condrieu to drink over the coming 4-5 years.

94 points, Jeb Dunnuck (Nov 2020)

Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%
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$49.99
This item is a pre-order estimated to arrive 10/25/21. 50 bottles available.

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