Côte-rôtie Wine


Cote Rotie, or the “roasted slope,” was first noticed by the Romans for its perfect exposure. In fact, it was the first place in Gaul where grape vines were planted. The schist-rich vineyards are so steep that they must be terraced.

Today, Cote Rotie produces excellent wines from Syrah. Up to 20% Viognier may be cofermented with the red grape, but this is no longer common. Marcel Guigal massively boosted Cote Rotie’s modern reputation; other outstanding producers include Rostaing and Cuilleron.
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  • Petite Sirah

    History of the grape: Petite Syrah is often confused with its parent grape, Syrah, but it has been identified as a se...

  • Grenache

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  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Viognier

    This special and exciting variety has taken California by storm and young plantings already demonstrate that this out...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

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  • Francois Arnaud Grande Reserve Cote Rotie 2006


    I bought three bottles of this wine from the website www.bidforwine.co.uk/auctions/show/110580.Cote Rotie is an appellation created in 1940,although viticulture here goes back to at least the Romans,for red wines from three communes on the west bank of the Rhone river about 20 miles south of Lyon. The name roughly translates as 'roasted slope' a... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906

  • Domaine Georges Vernay Côte Rôtie Blonde du Seigneur 2011


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    Wine review by martins2002

  • Not sure how I missed this, but glad you got to Bern's and did it right OT. ... ... sounds great except the Cote Rotie. Shoulda gone Burg ; Read More

    Forum post in the topic The wine geeks holy grail, I...

  • JD - you can't tell. I've done a few tastings of Cote Rotie vs Hermitage, all from the same year, six wines each, all blind. The whole point was to find the co-ferments and see if you could tell them apart from the single grape wines at ten years, and next time at twenty years.The point of the co fermentation has nothing to do with aromatics or ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Viognier

  • JDNot sure you are being fair on the Shiraz/Viognier Blend its a core for much of the great Cote Rotie Reds particularly the Guigals and we have some really good ones in Oz, including Clonakilla, Yalumba et al Read More

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  • Oops, I did it again.  No, I didn't forget the name of the Energy ... ... ... along with some Rostaing Cote Rotie Ampodium that is supposed to be waiting for me. &nbs Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately?

  • Just got word my 2013 Rene Rostaing Cote Rotie Ampodium arrived at JJBuckley.  I'm going to do pickups there and K&L on Veterans Day, I think. Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately?

  • Well, yes, I do.  I'll post a more comprehensive list, but for now, I ... my two 2013 Rene Rostaing Cote Rotie Ampodium bottles have arrived.  Other than a few more bottles that are taking a little longer than I imagined they would, they have fulfilled all the orders I have made.  International shipping is not my issue, but I'll add my two cen... Read More

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  • I had a problem with the wine list.  It showed nothing.The dinner menu had ... I'd have a Hermitage or Cote Rotie with my meal.  I'll try looking up the wine list a different way.At the moment I'm only thinking of myself, not the other guests.  Now I have to go do some work that pays ;)Post script:  I saw the wine list.  I'd go with #16, the Hu... Read More

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  • Among the sparklers, Jacquesson's GVS beat out the Schramsberg BdN, though ... though I've had their Cote Rotie). Bang-for-buck it was way up there (old vines, reduced yields and impressive concentration, good focus). Definitely a bottle to look for. Couldn't quite compete with the Potel Bâtard, however, other than in fresh, insouciant youthfu... Read More

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