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.
"The 2014 Côte Rôtie Laurus has an herbal edge in its dark fruits, olive tapenade and peppery herbs. These give way to a medium-bodied, fresh, elegant Côte Rôtie that has juicy acidity and a clean, straightforward style."
Jeb Dunnuck for Robert Parker, Wine Advocate - 30th Dec 2016
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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