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Specifications

Colour:

Red

Producer:

Clusel Roch

Region:

Rhône

Appellation:

Côte Rôtie

Grape Variety:

Syrah

Côte Rôtie, Les Schistes, 2017

12x75cl £395.00

10 cases, 10 bottles £32.92 per bottle

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6x1.5L £380.00

1 case Equiv. £63.33 per bottle

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Tasting Note:

A new name for what used to be their Côte-Rôtie classique. A lovely, translucent mid-red colour. Excellent crunch and grip here. Thrillingly pure red berry and dark berry fruit, firmed up by a crisp structure. Hints of pepper spice and rock salt, backing up ripe damson notes. This offers a measured power and a super, refreshing poise for a warmer style vintage. Beautifully balanced. 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, a little larger than normal given the ripeness of the crop - 50%. 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. ...