2017 Côte-Rôtie Les Rochins, Domaine Garon

The Garons’ only bottling from the Côte Brune, this parcel borders the legendary lieu-dit La Landonne. Slightly lavender, savoury character here, with depth to the fruit and silky acidity. More closed, more masculine, it’s intense with a nervous acidity here, too. Impressive, but needs plenty of time.

Pricing
Bottle
4 available
£60.28

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    France
  • Maturity
    Young 2022 - 2035
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
2017 Côte-Rôtie Les Rochins, Domaine Garon
Domaine Garon

The Garon family have been landowners in Ampuis for 500 years, but it wasn’t until 1982 that they started tending to the neglected vines on their land. Releasing their first cuvée in 1995, Jean-Francois Garon observed with little irony that "it wasn't bad for the vineyards to rest a hundred years between plantings." Today, this traditional producer makes three wines from the Côte-Rôtie’s Côte Blonde and one from the Côte Brune, all mostly destemmed and aged in a mix of new and older French oak.

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