2019 Domaine Niero Condrieu Heritage (750ml)

Viognier from Condrieu, Rhône, France

2019 Domaine Niero Condrieu Heritage
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

96WA
95JD

A cellar selection of the best lots, Nitro's 2019 Condrieu Heritage is typically about 50% barrel aged, whereas the other cuvées run about 40% barrel and 60% tank. Whatever the oak regimen, it's a minor element of the wine, with the emphasis on flowers, peppery spice and ripe apricots. Full-bodied and rich, it nevertheless reveals remarkable freshness and length on the finish—a true exemplar of the appellation.

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

More citrus blossom, honeyed peach, flinty minerality, and white flower notes emerge from the 2019 Condrieu Heritage, a rich, full-bodied Condrieu. With beautiful overall balance, a remarkable sense of purity, and a great finish, this is one classy Condrieu that has the more forward, supple style of the vintage yet will still drink beautifully for 4-6 years.

95 points, Jeb Dunnuck (Nov 2020)

Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%
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$69.99
This item is a pre-order estimated to arrive 08/16/21. 8 bottles available.

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