2018 - Côte Rôtie Colline de Couzou P C Bonnefond
Colour
Red
Producer
Domaine Patrick and Christophe Bonnefond
Region
Côte Rôtie
Grape
Syrah
Drinking
2022 - 2033
Case size
12x75cl
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2018 CÔTE RÔTIE COLLINE DE COUZOU P C BONNEFOND - 12x75cl

Colour
Red
Producer
Domaine Patrick and Christophe Bonnefond
Region
Côte Rôtie
Grape
Syrah
Drinking
2022 - 2033
Case size
12x75cl
Available Now
Duty Paid (Inc. VAT)
Case price £410.14 (Inc. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, November 2019

    A very complete example of Côte Rôtie from plots of vines scattered across the schistose, granite soils of the Côte Blonde and the darker clay and iron oxide-rich Côte Brune. This has an appealing balance between enticing summer fruits, hints of Moroccan spice and mocha. There is a certain power and some noticeable richness on the palate. A wonderfully full and concentrated wine with subtle freshness on the finish and excellent length.

  • JD

    Jeb Dunnuck, December 2019,
    Score: 90-92

    Aged 18 months in 10-15% new French oak, the 2018 Côte Rôtie Colline De Couzou is a beauty, and those looking for a fleshy, forward, beautifully made Côte Rôtie to drink over the coming decade won't go wrong with this. Pure black raspberries, toasted spice, graphite, and spring flower notions all give way to a medium-bodied, softy, beautifully approachable Côte Rôtie that's going to drink nicely right out of the gate.

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Producer

Domaine Patrick and Christophe Bonnefond

This estate in the commune of Mornas is perched up on the hills just behind the Côte Rôtie escarpment and is run by brothers Patrick and Christophe Bonnefond. The domaine’s style is a modern and polished approach to Northern Rhône Syrah. The wines have a compact richness, which is matched by up to 50% new oak in the top cuvées, giving the black fruit toasty smoky notes. The Colline de Couzou is a blend of fruit from the Côte Blonde and the Côte Brune, whilst the Rochains and Rozier both come from the heart of the Côte Brune whose schist and mica-schist soils typically give more structure to the wines than the finer, more delicate character of the granite soils found in the Côte Blonde. The Bonnefond vineyard sites are of exceptional quality; their Les Rochains parcel lies just next to Guigal’s La Landonne. The wines are never fined, and only undergo a light filtration before bottling. Christophe likes to include some press wine in the final blends, giving them a creamy richness. Their style is slick and seductive.

Region

Côte Rôtie

Only a red wine appellation, Côte Rôtie is the most northern of all Rhône appellations and is produced mostly from Syrah, although Viognier may contribute up to 20% of the blend. Its terroir is divided into two categories. Côte Brune's soil is comprised of iron-entrenched granite giving thesoil a rich red-brown colour. As a result, it creates wine of notable power and concentration that usually needs time in the cellar to soften and develop. Heading south down the slope towards Condrieu, one encounters Côte Blonde, an area comprised of decomposed schist and mica that is lighter in colour and tends to produce elegantly styled wine for earlier consumption (most of the area's Viognier is grown here). Many traditional producers of Côte Rôtie feel that their best wines are a blend of the two.