17 May New Cote Rotie, Condrieu at Amazing Prices
Cote Rotie/Condrieu at Amazing Prices!
Syrah was born in the Northern Rhone, and the world’s best clones of this grape come from this special region, specifically Cote Rotie and Hermitage. These wines are from the same parcels of land from which some of the Rhone’s best, Ogier and Jamet, source their grapes. But the truly special thing about these wines is that they come at a fraction of the price. For double-digit prices, you get triple-digit quality.
2013 Domaine de Rosiers Cote Rotie “Drevon”
On Sale $49.99
Domaine de Rosiers is located in the heart of Ampuis and is owned and managed by young Maxime Gourdain who has recently taken over the domaine from his uncle Louis Drevon. A blend of 98% Syrah and 2% Viognier. 100% barrel fermented in 25% new oak for 18 months. Tastes of plums with bright acidity; loaded with grilled and smoked meats, graphite; velvety texture; a loud wine with purpose.
2013 Domaine de Rosiers Cote Rotie “Coeur de Rose”
On Sale $54.99
“Heart of the Rose” from Domaine de Rosiers is a special 5-barrel selection from the cave. The wine selected displays especially profound power and deep soil complexity as well as fine structure. The estate never produces more than 1,500 bottles of this very ripe, smoked meat-infused wine. It is aged in a maximum of 50% new oak for 18 months.
2013 Domaine de Rosiers Cote Rotie “Le Besset”
On Sale $64.99
This is a single vineyard cuvee from the Besset vineyard that is situated at the northern end of the appellation and at the top of the slope. Besset is very steep and considered a “Grand Cru” quality vineyard. These wines are particularly complex and dense, presenting hyper flavors of smoked meats and slate, and perfect balance. Never more than 200 six pack cases made. 98% Syrah and 2% Viognier; aged in a maximum of 50% new oak for 18 months.
Condrieu is a tiny Northern Rhone appellation specializing in Viognier, one of the most aromatic and exotic white grapes in the world. In the 1980s, there were only a few acres of Viognier in existence, only in Condrieu. Condrieu typically comes at a much higher price. We were immediately hooked on this wine after tasting it and we fell in love after seeing the price!
2014 Domaine Rosiers Condrieu, Northern Rhone
On Sale $49.99
The grapes for this lovely white come from just a half acre in Condrieu, home of the Viognier grape. Average vine age is a respectable 30 years old, all planted in Condrieu’s famous granite soil. Less than 1,200 BOTTLES made, this wine has intense honeysuckle, white peach and lychee aromas and flavors, complimenting a powerful mineral tone.