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.
The selected plots come from the two sectors of the AOC:
- "Côte Brune": at 180 m of altitude, terraces of ferrous mica schist producing textured wines, with good ageing potential. South/South-eastern exposure.
- "Côte Blonde": soils made up of leuco gneiss and loess, conferring elegance and finesse.
"Perfumy up front, with juniper and bergamot notes slowly giving way to a racy-edged core of red currant, damson plum and black cherry fruit. Displays lovely tension from start to finish." Wine Spectator, August 31st, 2017
Serve at 16-18 °C – Ideal when opened 3 hours prior to serving
Perdreaux with candied lemons
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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