Côte Rôtie
Michel & Stephane Ogier

Côte Rôtie,



Michel & Stephane Ogier, Côte Rôtie, 2009

Justerini & Brooks Tasting note
Michel & Stephane Ogier, Côte Rôtie, 2009

Stephane’s Cote Rotie is a blend of a number of parcels across the appellation, Tupin, Cote de Brune, Cote Blonde and Cote Rosiers. The grapes from Cote Blonde were all de-stalked whereas those from Brune and old vines from Cote Rosiers, up to 50% of the stalks are kept. The wine is aged in used oak barriques for 18 months. Ripe but not without freshness, fruity round and plump, wonderfully balanced. Firm but not hard, juicy sweet fruit flavours of mulberry, raspberry, plum with svelte, spicy undertones. A suave Cote Rotie with an evident touch of glycerol to it, very smooth but with sufficient sap and backbone. Excellent.

Josh Raynolds, Vinous
Vivid ruby. High-pitched aromas of red and dark berry preserves, potpourri and minerals, with a sexy note of Asian spices mounting with air. Juicy, focused and pure, offering palate-staining black raspberry and cherry flavors and subtle smokiness. The mineral note carries through the long, spicy, floral finish, which shows excellent clarity. I also had the chance to retaste the 2008 Cote-Rotie back in New York and found it open-knit, spicy and very floral, with intense red fruit character and a silky texture. I have little doubt that it will age nicely on its balance but had no trouble drinking it right now.
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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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