"Yellow robe. This has an air of refined, but comfortably full pear, with fennel, licorice, toasting, greengage, banana flambé. The palate is well geared around the mineral of Châtillon, and its fleshy inner, is STGT wine. There is a good, polite stream of white fruits all along, and a good, smooth, feathery texture; it has a dainty presence. It’s refined enough for the aperitif! I would favour nouvelle cuisine over traditional with it. 13.5°. 2023-24"
Vinous Reverie Notes
Patrick and Christophe Bonnefond make very pure, concentrated wines (both Condrieu and Côte-Rôtie) with the top cuvées, Rochains and Côte Rosiers, both adjoining La Landonne on either side, built for longue garde (long aging). They are also very good value (like Colline de Couzou) Côte-Rôtie. Demi-muids and barrels, and almost no new oak. Bonnefond has been scored high by Vinous (Josh Raynolds) and in the last issue of Revue du Vin de France Christophe was pictured and featured as one of the producers in Cote-Rotie to watch. One-star rating in RVF Green Guide 2015. The Rochins is very old vines, as is the Côte Roziers. Condrieu from Colline immediately to the north of Coteaux Vergnon, with the same exposition and granite. Aged 9 months in 400-liter barrel, 1/3 new.