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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  • Grenache

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  • Viognier

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  • Pinot Noir

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  • Syrah

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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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  • Sounds really worthwhile.  What organization put this on? I do agree ... $50 from there, not so much Cote Rotie or Hermitage, so I've tended to buy from there.  I like St. Joseph, but it's definitely leaner, and I don't hold it.  Crozes is so variable and mostly pretty middling. Be interested to see who all was represented ,and what you tasted... Read More

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  • Grange is very good, without a doubt, and sometimes even worth the money. But ... ... with the best Hermitage, Cote Rotie and Cornas (in that order) before it, if I'm forced to choose. Damned happy don't have to, though.Still need to hear a lot more about the actual wines tasted, the vintages, the venue and setup, the opportunity to taste them... Read More

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  • Had the good fortune to attend a Masters of Wine, Syrah Panel Tasting on ... ... ... holds here.2011 Guigal Cote Rotie - Chateau d'Ampuis - This was a surprise for me, and a real stand out for many. Reticent nose. Regal palate, green peppercorn is balanced with good freshness, richness without weight. Very showy and effortless, with good soli... Read More

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  • Nebbiolo is a challenge to grow elsewhere, but that's because it's a ... ... holdings), LaLaLas from Cote Rotie or at least La Chappele from Hermitage Read More

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  • Emark, VV could lose minutes of precious drinking time in the vastness of 1k ... of Cornas in one place, some Cote Rotie together, and those four precious bottles (or is it 6?) of Hermitage within the Syrah.  I have one 24 bottle rack of just Halcon right now, and two cases marked "Las Madres Syrah" with Apsara, Myriad, and Eric Kent over in t... Read More

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  • LuckyLucy, let me also welcome you to Snooth!  If you're looking for ... for ... bit pricey) or Cote rotie may fit the bill.Tonight just seemed like an Oregon pinot night. Opened two '11s for a side by side.The Arborbrook was an extremely enjoyable Chehalem Mtns. pinot. Cherry cola and black cherry on the nose. More of the cherry cola on the ... Read More

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  • Broke the SIWBM because it's a pre-arrival, so I don't need to store, ... S. Rhones, and I had a nice Cote Rotie from them a few years ago, so I asked for four of these and got three. Here's the hype from JJ Buckley (and, no, the points did not sway me):N. Rhone, France2012 Delas Freres'Domaine des Tourettes'Hermitage, 750mlPrivate Client Pric... Read More

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  • "When the moon hits your eye/like a big pizza pie/that's amore."As we ate our breakfast on Sunday morning at the Imperial Hotel in Amador City, the soundtrack subtly changed.  Last night at dinner and halfway through breakfast, the soundtrack was from the same era, but Sam Cooke sent us, and Ray Charles warned us about women.  This morning, with... Read More

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  • Greg, if you do the Furmint v. Chenin test, I want to be there.  I like my ... want St. Joseph instead of Cote Rotie.  Say, fish with olives and tomato water.&nbs Read More

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