2016 Domaine Rostaing - Côte-Rôtie Ampodium (90 pts)

2016 Domaine Rostaing - Côte-Rôtie Ampodium (90 pts)

4/12/2021, 9:13:06 AM
2016 Domaine Rostaing - Côte-Rôtie Ampodium (90 pts) @polanerselections · 🙋‍♂️ Have you tried wines from René Rostaing❓· ℹ️ Tasted single blind (aka I knew the region) at one of my wine tasting groups. The theme was 2016 Côte-Rôtie. This wine is 💯 Syrah from Côte-Rôtie in the Northern Rhone. Grapes come from vineyard sites throughout the appellation. Stem inclusion and length of maceration depends on vintage characteristics. Only native yeast fermentations. Aged in 225 l and 500 l oak barrels with around 20% being new· 👁 Medium ruby color· 👃 Medium intensity on the nose. Aromas of ripe raspberry, strawberry, red plum, black pepper, lead pencil, earth, oak, and smoke· 👄 The wine is dry, medium+ acidity, medium+ grippy tannins, medium+ alcohol, and medium body. A medium length finish of raspberry and black pepper· 🔔 This wine was 5 of 8 for me in this blind tasting flight. René Rostaing is considered one of the stars of the appellation. He is an interesting combination of traditionalist and modernist at the same time. There is no formula, he adapts his wines as he sees fit based on experience. His cellars are immaculate and you will never find Brett on his wines. This wine is more of my preferred style. Oak is used, but just for balance. The fruit is ripe without being overripe. Very enjoyable wine and has a long life ahead of it· 😎 In Blind, We Trust

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