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Domaine Rostaing Ampodium Côte-Rôtie

Domaine Rostaing Ampodium Côte-Rôtie

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Country: France

Region: Côte-Rôtie and Northern Rhone

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Variety: Syrah

Farming: Organic Practices

Vintage: 2019

Vegan: Unknown

Rene Rostaing has been a pivotal figure in the Côte-Rôtie over the past 40 years. He became a winemaker in ‘71 with barely half an acre each (basically a football pitch’s worth) of La Landonne and Côte Blonde in the northern Rhone. For the next 2 decades, he established himself as one of the finest traditional winemakers in the region following both in his father in law’s footsteps and his uncle’s, Albert Dervieux and Marius Gentaz respectively. After Albert and Marius retired, Rene found himself at the helm of some priceless vineyards and the proprietor of one of the greatest domaines of the northern Rhone. Not a bad achievement. The Côte-Rôtie is subdivided into two main types of soil compositions, the Côte Brune in the north, on dark iron-rich schist and the Côte Blonde with its pale granite and schist soil. The vines are mostly planted on the south and south east facing slopes of the river to maximise sunshine and reduce the effect of the fogs as harvest approaches. Legend has it that the two subregions of the Côte-Rôtie, Côte Blonde and Côte Brune, were named after the blonde and brown hair coloured daughters of a local lord who had two very different personalities (dark and powerful and lithe and explosive) as a little aside, this reflects the differences in the wines from the two regions. Since 2015, Rene’s son Pierre has taken charge and follows his fathers passion, dedication and reverence for the Côte-Rôtie’s traditions. The flagship red, “Ampodium”, is assembled from parcels throughout the Côte-Rôtie and exhibits the intense perfume, delicacy and power of pure Syrah. Dark, floral and peppery with sweet blackberry, herbs and olives. Silky, savoury and complex with years of ageing potential. Definitely worth experiencing one of the best Rhone’s out. Legendary.

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