Harvest started between the 10th and 15th of September 2018. Grapes are hand-picked, destemmed and placed in vats. Fermentation and a 20-day maceration. The wine is then racked-off into new 275-liter French oak Laurus barrels for 16 months of ageing.
Production: 3 502 bottles, 60 magnums, 24 jeroboams and 6 mathusalems.
Bottled on June 5th 2020.
" Made from 100% Syrah, the 2018 Côte Rôtie Laurus sports a saturated purple color as well as a stunning bouquet of black raspberries, blueberries, new saddle leather, camphor, and spring flowers. One of the finest vintages I've tasted for this cuvée, it's full-bodied, has wonderful purity, sweet tannins, and just loads to love." Jeb Dunnuck, december 2019
Service & food pairing suggestions:
Serve at 16-18 °C – Ideal when opened 3 hours prior to serving
Optimum maturity: 2020 - 2035
Roasted pheasant with Perigord truffle
Spice-rubbed beef tenderloin
Age of vines & yield:
21 to 36 years on average - 32hl/ha.