Côte Rôtie, La Viaillère
René Rostaing

Côte Rôtie, La Viaillère


Destination

vintage

portfolio
Portfolio
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2016
75cl
DP
£98.21

2016
75cl
DP
£98.21

2020
6x75cl
DP
£589.22

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Broking
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2016
6x75cl
DP
£559.22


René Rostaing, Côte Rôtie, La Viaillère

2016
2020

Tasting Notes


Maturity:
Keep

ABV:
13.5 %

Notes

A small parcel of 90 year old vines just under Grandes Places that was last made as a separate cuvée but Rostaing in 1995. Thanks to the quality and quantity of 2016 they have finally been able to make it again. Intense, floral dark and red berry flavours, notes of bramble, raspberry, violet and black cherry. Perfumed but structured, serious fresh and chiselled but with a certain style and class that gets more obvious the longer it is open. An exciting and welcome return!

Critics score


Score:
95

100

Source:
Josh Raynolds, Vinous

Date:
09/2019

Notes
Inky ruby. Intensely perfumed dark berry, cherry compote, incense and floral aromas are sharpened by suggestions of smoky minerals and peppery spices. Chewy and focused on the palate, offering impressively concentrated bitter cherry, blueberry and violet pastille flavors that show outstanding clarity and mineral lift. Densely packed but energetic as well, showing superb closing thrust, building tannins and powerful, mineral-driven persistence.

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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