Côte Rôtie, Belle Helene
Michel & Stephane Ogier

Côte Rôtie, Belle Helene, 2013


Destination

vintage

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2013
6x75cl
DP
£919.22


Michel & Stephane Ogier, Côte Rôtie, Belle Helene, 2013

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Tasting Notes


Maturity:
Keep

ABV:
12.5 %

Critics score


Score:
95

100

Source:
Josh Raynolds, Vinous

Date:
03/2016

Notes
(made with 50% whole clusters and aged for 18 months in 50% new oak): Glass-staining ruby. Heady, mineral-tinged aromas of blueberry, cherry liqueur, licorice pastille and incense carry an emphatic floral overtone. At once weighty and energetic, offering deeply concentrated dark fruit preserve flavors and hints of candied violet and allspice. Shows outstanding depth as well as vivacity, finishing sweet, seamless and extremely long; a bright mineral note adds lift and cut.

specifications

country:
France

region:
Rhone

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Allergen Information:
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Michel & Stephane Ogier

Michel & Stephane Ogier

After years of selling to negociants, Michel Ogier very belatedly started bottling up his own wines in the 1980s. Stephane, his son, took over the reins of the Domaine at the end of the nineties and has been carving a great reputation for himself. Within 10 years of winemaking he established himself as one of the very greatest producers of Cote Rotie there is. He exploits tiny parcels of vines throughout Cote Rotie, in the Cote Blonde, Brune and Cote Rosiers vineyards. His wines are typically Cote Rotie but with a modern polish. They are true to terroir and are made with either whole bunch or de-stemmed grape fermentation depending on terroir and vintage. Nothing is too systematic here, every detail in the winemaking process is thought through carefully and techniques are adapted according to necessity. The wines are aged in oak barriques from 18 to 24 months in 20-100% new oak depending on the cuvee. These are glorious wines – enchanting and alluring but with requisite density and dimension for a true Cote Rotie

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