Domaine Rostaing 2020 'Les Lezardes' Viognier, Collines Rhodaniennes IGP
Item Number: 16434
Sub Region: Northern Rhone
Appellation/AVA: Collines Rhodaniennes IGP
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Type: Wine - White
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 14.5
Soil Type: Granite
The Viognier grapes are sourced from various parcels of old vines that immediately adjoin Condrieu. The broken down granite soils, similar to those of Condrieu, produce immensely fragrant Viognier, rich with the captivating scent of white blossom, peach and apricot. It is richly exotic with mouth-filling white peach and a long honeysuckle finish. Pair with summer salads, vegetable stir fry and fusion cuisine that combines seafood with fruits and exotic herbs and spices. This wine is vinified and aged in stainless steel. It is not fined or filtered.
Vintage Notes by Decanter 3/2022: "At the heart of the Rhone 2020 vintage lies a paradox. If growing conditions were marked by heat and drought--like several of the preceding vintages--then why are the wines so very different in style? There are no conclusive reasons, but the 2020s are fresh, vibrant and deliciously drinkable, with well-defined flavors that faithfully reflect their terroir. Alcohols feel lower this year than in the three preceding vintages, making for better balanced, more approachable wines, and lovers of white Rhones will be thrilled--they have a rare fluidity and brightness."
Wine Advocate 12/2019
"...don't neglect the IGP and Languedoc offerings being made by Rostaing. Sure, by comparison to the family's top offerings from Côte Rôtie, they're mere teases, but they're tasty, fun-to-drink wines that typically sell for realistic prices."
Jeb Dunnuck 12/2019
"In addition to the Côte Rôties, don’t miss a chance to try the Languedoc and Collines Rhodaniennes releases. Both represent terrific wines as well as value."