2018 Côte-Rôtie Lancement, Domaine Garon

Lancement is the highpoint of the Côte Blonde, bordering the plateau. It’s also one of the region’s greatest sites. They have just half a hectare here, and this is a powerful, intense, wonderfully balanced Côte-Rôtie.

Pricing
Bottle
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£96.28

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    France
  • Maturity
    Young 2023 - 2038
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
2018 Côte-Rôtie Lancement, 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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