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Côte Rôtie

Appellation d'origine protégée

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.

Cote Rotie
couleur
2015
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After a very warm summer period, welcome rains arrived mid-August, followed again by glorious sunny weather. A beneficial wind then helped to regulate the excessive temperatures. This allowed the grapes to be harvested under ideal conditions, with perfectly ripe healthy fruits. Thanks to this, 2015 is one of the best vintages of the last decade.
Harvest began on the7th September 2015.
Rewards

91/100   The Wine Advocate - Robert Parker

* * * * (*)   Drink Rhone - John Livingstone-Learmonth

15.5/20   Jancis Robinson

15.5-16.5/20   La Revue du Vin de France

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Côte Rôtie
Vintage
2015

Grape Varieties: 

100% Syrah

Terroir: 

The selected plots come from the two sectors of the AOP:
- micaschist terraces from the Côte Brune (structure and complexity);
- gneiss and loess from the Côte Blonde (finesse and elegance).

Winemaking: 

Grapes were hand-picked and placed in vats. Fermentation and maceration lasted 20 days. Malolactic fermentation in 275-litre oak Laurus barrels followed by 16-months of elevage.
Production: 4 012 bottles, 343 magnums and 46 jeroboams
Bottled on: 16th June 2017

Tasting notes: 

"Creamy and supple, with a velvety finish that makes it approachable already. Scents of espresso and doused campfire give the nose a smoky cast, balanced by ample ripeness on the palate." Joe Czerwinski (Wine Advocate Robert Parker) - December 2017

Service & food pairing suggestions: 

Serve at 16-18 °C – Ideal when opened 3 hours prior to serving

Optimum maturity: 2018 - 2028
 
ABV: 13%
 

Baron of lamb with Herbes de Provence
Tournedos with morels

Age of vines & yield: 

20 to 30 years – 39 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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