Rhône Valley, 2015

2015 was a great northern Rhône vintage (Hermitage, Côte Rôtie, St-Joseph and Crozes-Hermitage), and a very good one in the south, with dense, rich, aromatic but fresh reds with wonderful balance.

It’s all thanks to a perfect growing season, with a wet winter, to top up the water table and a dry, hot summer with fresh nights, followed by early September rains, for those vineyards (more so in the north) with altitude on their side. The only downside, in the south, being too much sun and heat (the Mistral) causing some southern reds to be just too ripe and generous, high in alcohol, and lacking acidity.

It was a good to very good vintage for Rhône whites - heady and aromatic.

Rhône Valley, 2015

2015 was a great northern Rhône vintage (Hermitage, Côte Rôtie, St-Joseph and Crozes-Hermitage), and a very good one in the south, with dense, rich, aromatic but fresh reds with wonderful balance.

It’s all thanks to a perfect growing season, with a wet winter, to top up the water table and a dry, hot summer with fresh nights, followed by early September rains, for those vineyards (more so in the north) with altitude on their side. The only downside, in the south, being too much sun and heat (the Mistral) causing some southern reds to be just too ripe and generous, high in alcohol, and lacking acidity.

It was a good to very good vintage for Rhône whites - heady and aromatic.

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  1. Sale Fondrèche, Blanc, 2015 - Cadman Fine Wines

    Fondrèche, Blanc, 2015

    Côtes du Ventoux, Rhône, France

    Optimum Drinking: 2018-2019
    Reviewer Rating: 90 - CFW

    "This terrific estate makes two great whites. Starting with the 2015 Cotes du Ventoux Blanc...offers lots of citrus blossom, pineapple and spice in a beautifully pure, racy style." eRobertParker.com

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  2. Fondrèche, Il Était Une Fois Rouge, 2015 - Cadman Fine Wines

    Fondrèche, Il Était Une Fois Rouge, 2015

    Côtes du Ventoux, Rhône, France

    Optimum Drinking: 2018-2028
    Reviewer Rating: 94 - eRobertParker.com

    "The flagship wine is the 2015 Cote du Ventoux Il Était Une Fois...medium to full-bodied richness and ripe, polished tannin..." eRobertParker.com

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