This is the most northerly appellation to be produced in the Rhône Valley and one of the oldest French vineyards. The perfect balance between the terroirs of “Côte Brune” and “Côte Blonde” gives a racy Laurus Côte Rôtie with great aromatic finesse.
- Plots on Côte Brune: at 180 m of altitude, terraces of ferrous mica schist producing textured wines, with good ageing potential. South/south-eastern exposure.
- Plots on Côte Blonde: soils made up of leuco gneiss and loess, conferring elegance and finesse.
Grapes were hand-picked and placed in vats. Fermentation and maceration lasted 20 days. Malolactic fermentation in 275-litre oak Laurus barrels (new) followed by 14-months of elevage.
Production: 3,600 bottles
Bottled on: 19 June 2014
Dark blood-red colour. Generous nose with a strong Côte Brune character of licorice and spice and slight mint-plum aroma. The palate is very elegant and fine with a smooth, silky texture.(Tasted Aug. 2014).
16-18 °C – Ideal when opened 3 hours prior to serving
Loin of lamb with herbs
Woodcock with cep (porcini) mushrooms
Optimum maturity: 2015-2022
ABV : 12,5%
25 years on average – 32 hl/ha
During the Middle Age, it is said that a Lord shared his property between his two daughters, one of them blond and the other brunette, thus giving rise to the names “Côte Blonde” and “Côte Brune”.
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