M. Chapoutier La Combe Pilate Viognier 2017
Pale gold with aniseed-colored highlights. Very fresh on entry, good balance with a savory finish that brings out the rustic and mineral overtones.
|Region||France, Rhone, Vin de Pays des Collines Rhodaniennes|
Jeb DunnuckMade from 100% Viognier, the 2016 IGP Collines Rhodaniennes La Combe Pilate is a ripe, unctuous beauty that boasts a huge nose of ripe peach, orange blossom, and honeysuckle. Rich, medium to full-bodied and textured, it's a mini (maybe not so mini) Condrieu.
Wine SpectatorBright peach and apricot flavors burst forth, with light fennel and green almond hints trailing through on the finish. The minimal toast allows the deliciously exuberant fruit to shine. Drink now through 2020.
Wine AdvocateGrown on the mixed-use farm where Michel Chapoutier lives, the 2017 IGP Collines Rhodaniennes La Combe Pilate Viognier features aromas of struck flint, floral notes, hints of tobacco and fresh apricot. Only medium-bodied, it's fresh, lively and varietally distinct, with a fast-fading finish.