2017 Gonon Vin de Pays l'Ardèche Les Iles Feray

Posted by Ian McFadden

If you go looking for Gonon's Les Iles Feray, you'll find only one other listing for any vintage.

This is a testimony to Gonon's cult status and just how impressive the wine is.

It's a northern Rhône of riveting purity and utter deliciousness. The Les Iles Feray is a totally habit-forming bottle in how it combines fascination with outright drinkability.

Gonon’s signatures are a pure and clear profile with an intricate and detailed presentation of blackberries, olives, violets, spice, and forest floor notes wrapped around a smoke-infused minerality. This is authentic northern Rhône rendered with the utmost care.

The Les Iles Feray is mostly sourced from parcels lower on the slopes of their Saint Joseph vineyards, and a small portion of young vines further up the slopes. The wine is incredibly agile, pure, and offers up a complicated assortment of bright fruit, spice, floral notes, and minerality. The 2017 Les Iles Feray offers a little bit more punch and an extra dimension than other vintages.

Levi Dalton's I'll Drink That! interview with Jean Gonon remains the best resource that we know of for the wines. We strongly recommend that you check it out.

Before closing, I should mention that this is a very small parcel and given the rarity, I don't expect it to stick around. Please give us your ideal order, and we'll try our best.

To order, email offers@crushwineco.com or call the store at (212) 980-9463.

Ian McFadden


Director, Fine & Rare Wine
Crush Wine & Spirits

2017 Gonon Vin de Pays l'Ardèche Les Iles Feray

Special Bottle Price: $71.95

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