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Côte Rôtie, Les Schistes, 2021


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

Côte Rôtie, Les Schistes, 2021

5 cases
Equiv. £44.17 per bottle
5 cases
Equiv. £91.66 per bottle

Tasting Note:

Les Schistes leaps out of the glass with cool, wiry dark and red fruits, infused with cracked pepper, stones, liquorice and earth. A wine of great measure and shape, it has a sculpted, toned, confident feel that at no point comes across as daunting. Expressive and cooling, with a certain levity and radiance, underpinned by a sapid, stylish tannic seam. A blend largely from the schist, south-east facing vineyards of the Verenay commune including the lower part of Viallière, Champon and Le Plan. As ever a proportion of whole bunches have been used in fermentation, a little less this year than normal, averaging 20% across the range. 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. ...