Rene Rostaing Cote Rotie la Landonne 2009
René owns three miniscule parcels in La Landonne on the Côte Brune and makes extremely limited quantities of this prized cuvée. This is a dense and saturated wine made from vines that are older than those owned by Marcial Guigal. Of the three parcels, in fact, two have vines that are 50 to 60 years old, with some as old as 65 years.
The Domaine consists of 7.5 hectares spread over 20 plots in Cote-Rotie,Crozes-Hermitage,Condrieu and Languedoc but is based in Ampuis Cote-Rotie. La Landonne and Cote Blonde are the two top of the range cuvees of Cote-Rotie from specific vineyards but the main cuvee is called 'Classique' or 'Ampodium' and that is made from a blend of grapes from 13 other plots. Rene Rostaing also owns Domaine Peuch in Languedoc