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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.

Bottle Laurus Cote Rotie
The 2020 vintage is characterized by its earliness, from the start of the vegetative cycle until the harvest. Spring turned out to be warm with temperatures constantly above normal and fairly regular rains, thus favoring rapid flowering in the second half of May and providing very good conditions for the rest of the cycle. The harvest began at the end of August and spread out over several weeks thanks to the good weather conditions. Throughout the northern vineyards, quality and quantity were there.

92-94 pts   Jeb Dunnuck

94 pts   Josh Raynolds - Vinous

16/20   Jancis Robinson

Côte Rôtie


100% Syrah


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


Grapes were hand-picked from 10th untill 18th September 2020. The fermentation is followed by a 20-day maceration. After malolactic fermentation, the wine is racked-off into new 275-liter French oak Laurus barrels for 13 months of ageing.
6 167 bottles produced.
Bottled on 8th June 2022.
Vegan wine.

Note de dégustation: 

" Brilliant ruby. Intense dark berry, floral, black pepper and exotic spice aromas pick up smoky mineral, cola and incense nuances as the wine opens up. Candied violet and star anise suggestions complement vibrant black raspberry, cherry-cola, blueberry and vanilla flavors. Finishes impressively long and juicy, with steadily building tannins framing lingering blue fruit, spice and floral notes. This is quite an impressive success...". 22nd December 2022 - Vinous Media - Josh Raynolds

Service & accords: 

Serve at 14-16 °C – Ideal when opened 3 hours prior to serving
Optimum maturity: 2022 - 2036
ABV: 13.5%
With a quail with grapes or a rack of veal with Chanterelle mushrooms.

Age des vignes & rendement: 

26 to 45 years on average - 27hl/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”.

Côte Rôtie Vineyard