2015 Côte-Rôtie, Côte Blonde, Réné Rostaing

Compared to the Landonne’s brooding power, this is open, elegant and extremely pretty. Don’t let the finesse fool you, however. This is a serious wine, with impressive stuffing behind that aromatic purity. Very long and very impressive, this is a wonderful demonstration of terroir in Côte-Rôtie.

Due to tiny quantities and high demand this wine is limited to 12 bottles per customer.

Critic score
98/100
Pricing
Bottle
From a client
5 available
£266.68

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Côte-Rôtie, Northern Rhône, Rhône, France
  • Maturity
    Ready 2020 - 2040
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
2015 Côte-Rôtie, Côte Blonde, Réné Rostaing

TASTING NOTES

No destemming, aged in demi-muid, a maximum of 10% new oak. The first vintage vinified by Pierre, René’s son. Incredible, soaring, high-toned nose: black peppercorn, rubbed thyme and rosemary, a spellbinding nose. Super-fine tannins, but actually quite loaded for the Côte-Blonde, but not overdone. Stays intense and lifted on the palate. Incredible drive and length. This is always a domaine whose wines strongly reflect the vintage - and in 2015, that’s a very good thing.

Matt Walls, Issue #14 (October 2016)
98/100
Domaine René Rostaing

A master in his field, René Rostaing is an anomaly. While his wife inherited some of the finest plots in the Côte-Rôtie, he initially elected a career in real estate, though he gradually spent more time making wine until he took it on full time in 2000. With 7.5 hectares of prime land, he blends the best of traditional and modern techniques in the vineyard and cellar, producing terroir-driven wines. René has recently been joined by his son, Pierre, whose first vintage in control was 2015.

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