Rostaing Cote Rotie Ampodium 2018

$95.00

750ml

93-94 pts. Vinous

6 in stock

SKU: 1158917201800750 Categories: , ,

Description

100% Syrah. The Rostaing domaine dates to 1971 when René Rostaing began tending a few plots of family vineyards. He had the perfect role model to guide him into a career of classical winemaking: Marius Gentaz, his uncle, and when he married, he acquired a second traditional role model, his father-in-law, Albert Dervieux. Dervieux retired in 1989 and Gentaz followed three years later, giving René a further ten acres of very old vines in some of the appellation’s top sites. Today, René’s son, Pierre, guides the domaine, though René is still around, that is one of the few in the Northern Rhône that makes singular wines with a classical heritage from these “roasted slopes”. These are wines of intense perfume, and the combination of delicacy and power that comes from no other Syrah. The flagship red, Ampodium (formerly known as “Classique”), is assembled from parcels throughout Côte Rôtie. It is a terrific expression of the appellation, and by itself rivals the appellation’s best.

Additional information

Weight 4 lbs
Vintage

2018

Producer

Rostaing

Country

France

Area

Rhone

Region

Northern Rhone

Appellation

Cote Rotie

Vineyard Designation

Cote Rotie

Varietal

Syrah

Style

Red