2018 Côte Rôtie Côte Blonde René Rostaing - 6x75cl
  • Colour Red
  • Producer René Rostaing
  • Region Côte Rôtie
  • Grape Syrah
  • Drinking 2023 - 2040
  • Case size 6x75cl
  • Available Now

2018 - Côte Rôtie Côte Blonde René Rostaing - 6x75cl

  • Colour Red
  • Producer René Rostaing
  • Region Côte Rôtie
  • Grape Syrah
  • Drinking 2023 - 2040
  • Case size 6x75cl
  • Available Now
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Case price: £772.07 Duty Paid inc VAT
Case price: £630.00 In Bond
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  • Goedhuis, November 2019

    This wine is a blend of two neighbouring parcels on the Côte Blonde and as we tasted we could see Pierre’s pickers harvesting the 2019 vintage on the steep granite slopes. Watching the backbreaking work that goes into this wine made us even more appreciative of its quality. The rich dark black fruits are complemented by hints of caramel and treacle. Soft tannins give a more refined contrast to the bigger La Landonne cuvée. Wonderful ripeness makes this an absolute showstopper.

  • Decanter, November 2019, Score: 96

    This is aromatic with a touch of star anise, juniper and cedar alongside incredible, almost imperceptible tannins, but so full and present. It’s friendly, open, and ethereal with a long, silky finish but also very ripe in 2018, with slightly raised alcohol. A compelling wine with great finesse and Côte-Blonde style. The winemaking at Domaine Rostaing is now in the hands of René's son Pierre, and it follows the same format for all the Côte-Rôties: four weeks in tank, 18 months in oak, limited new oak, natural yeasts, and as many stems as possible - 100% this year. Drinking Window 2024 - 2037

Producer

René Rostaing

René Rostaing retired after the 2014 vintage, leaving the estate in the capable hands of his son Pierre. René had spent 40 years building a reputation as the patriarch of the Northern Rhône, and Pierre’s handling of the 2015s and 2016s showed a seamless handover has taken place. For the 2017 vintage the house recipe remains unchanged: old vines from the region’s greatest sites, a high proportion of whole bunch vinification,...Read more

René Rostaing retired after the 2014 vintage, leaving the estate in the capable hands of his son Pierre. René had spent 40 years building a reputation as the patriarch of the Northern Rhône, and Pierre’s handling of the 2015s and 2016s showed a seamless handover has taken place. For the 2017 vintage the house recipe remains unchanged: old vines from the region’s greatest sites, a high proportion of whole bunch vinification, long macerations, and restrained use of new French oak. Pierre has continued his father’s inimitable style in Condrieu, fermenting the wine in stainless steel. The estate is known for its unique use of Rototanks for its red fermentation – closed horizontal tanks with internal plunging mechanisms. René started using these in 1985 and believes they give much gentler pigeage than what can be achieved by hand. The closed tanks also help protect the wines from oxidation. This enables long maceration times, and the resulting wines are typically deep in colour, full of flavour, and abundant in tannins.Read less

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.