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Colour: Red
Producer: Clusel Roch
Region: Rhône
Appellation: Côte Rôtie
Grape Variety: Syrah

Côte Rôtie, 2016

10 cases, 6 bottles
£34.58 per bottle
9 bottles
£36.81 per bottle

Tasting Note:

A wonderful marriage of the pure, elegant Clusel-Roch style and the ripeness and depth of a great vintage. Less muscular than the 2015 but not without power, this offers wonderfully clear and pure black and red cherry fruit, with touches of fresh raspberry and fruit blossom. Lively but toned and with enough fat to cover it, a beautifully harmonious Cote Rotie. A blend largely from the schist, south-east facing vineyards of the Verenay commune including the lower part of Viaillere, Champon and Le Plan. As ever a proportion of whole bunches have been used in fermentation, but a lot less than in 2015, roughly 20%. Ageing is in oak barriques for at least 15 months with less than 15% new wood.

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France’s wine growing “Rhone Valley” in reality covers two very distinct wine growing regions, separated by a vine-free gap of approximately 30 miles. Whilst the A.O.C. Cotes de Rhone can in theory come from both the North and the South, in practice the two zones produce remarkably distinct wines. ...