Côte Rôtie, Ampodium
René Rostaing

Côte Rôtie, Ampodium


Destination

vintage

portfolio
Portfolio
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2014
1.5L
DP
£106.40

2018
75cl
DP
£53.21

2018
6x75cl
DP
£319.22

2018
6x75cl
DP
£319.22

2019
75cl
DP
£53.21

2019
6x75cl
DP
£319.22

2019
6x75cl
DP
£319.22

2020
75cl
DP
£53.21

2020
6x75cl
DP
£319.22

Broking
Broking
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2018
6x75cl
DP
£247.22

2020
6x75cl
DP
£313.22


René Rostaing, Côte Rôtie, Ampodium

2014
2018
2019
2020

Tasting Notes


Maturity:
Keep/Drink

ABV:
13 %

Notes

A more complex and serious Côte Rôtie blend than usual thanks to the addition of Côte Blonde, but paradoxically it is also incredibly silky, open and engaging, very much features of this highly seductive 2014 vintage. Ripe small dark berry flavours, silky sweet and sensual cassis notes with more brooding, savoury undertones of mineral graphite and smoke. Harmonious,even-keeled but with underlying strength. A blend of several vineyards from all over the appellation including, this year, René’s two famed single vineyards Côte Blonde and Côte Brune. René was not 100% happy with La Landonne so this has been excluded and sold off in bulk. Aged in 10% new oak in large demi muid barrels.

Critics score


Score:
93

100

Source:
Ian d'Agata, Vinous

Date:
10/2019

Notes
Rostaing’s knockout Côte-Rôtie Ampodium was just as good with the duck, offering very deep, pure aromas and flavors of violet, smoked beef, black pepper and dark plums. All of Rostaing's Côte Blonde and La Landonne fruit went into this bottling in 2014. It made for a rich, hedonistic end to a wonderful meal, and I lingered in its delightful company right up until closing, the time flying by as I took in the restaurant’s theatre-like view of Montréal life. How appropriate, given its beginnings!

specifications

country:
France

region:
Rhone

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Allergen Information:
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René Rostaing

René Rostaing

René’s vineyard fervour, traditional whole bunch fermentation technique and favoured use of 600 litre demi-muid casks which don’t stamp too much wood flavour onto the wine, have for years resulted in some of the Côte Rôtie’s most intense, vital and sought-after wines. His son Pierre took the helm since the 2015 vintage and looks to be filling some qute big shoes. He has kept his father's style, 90-100% whole bunch ferment and less than 10% new oak ageing, whilst adding additional precision and intensity to the wines. The Cuvée Ampodium is a blend dominated by the produce of La Viaillère and Tupin that always shows a hallmark refinement and juiciness. His La Landonne is typically muscular and backward when young that after 8+ years develops into a whole spectrum of savoury meat and hedgerow fruit flavours. However, his flagship wine, Côte Blonde goes against the grain of the widespread clichés about the effeminacy and delicacy of Côte Blonde wines. Although it does benefit from the floral effects of the 2-3% Viognier added to the blend, its density and concentration requires a barrel maturation longer than the others and at least ten years bottle age is needed before it is approached. Chiselled and intense, it offers a saline chalk note to the brambly fruit. This has become one of the most respected estates in the region.

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