Cult Northern Rhône:
2018 & 2019 Gonon Vin de Pays l'Ardèche Les Iles Feray

Posted by Ian McFadden

The Les Iles Feray is a totally habit-forming bottle in how it combines fascination with outright drinkability.

It's a northern Rhône of riveting purity and utter deliciousness. 

photo of label of gonon VDP Feray

Gonon’s signature is pitch-perfect clarity 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.

In 2018, Les Iles Feray is a layered and powerful vintage, for sure, but the radiance and precision really stand out. The 2019 is cut from the same cloth only a little punchier and deeper. 

It's rare that we're able to offer Gonon's Iles Feray. Our previous offer sold out within a couple of hours, and we expect this modest parcel to also sell out quickly. Please give us your ideal order, and we'll try our best.

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

Ian McFadden
Director, Fine & Rare Wine
Crush Wine & Spirits