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Rene Rostaing Cote-Rotie Cote Blonde 750ML 2011
Sku: 02167
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Critics Ratings:     (2)
Product Information
Country: France
Region: Rhone
Sub-Region: Northern Rhone
Appellation: Cote-Rotie
Grape Varietal: Syrah
Type: Still wine
Reg. $179.99
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Wine Advocate 94 points - The 2011 Cote Rotie Cote Blonde saw 100% stems and a small percentage of Viognier. While I liked it a tad more last year, it showed beautifully here as well, with a perfumed, forward and medium to full-bodied profile to go with classic olive, garrigue and raspberry aromas and flavors. This is Cote Rotie at its most refined and elegant, and it should be even better in another 2-3 years and evolve nicely through 2031.  (Feb 2015)

Wine Spectator 92 points - Shows savory and pepper notes out front, featuring a slightly rigid, cedary spine that holds the core of cherry, red currant and damson plum fruit together. Grippy, with a cedary twinge hanging on the finish. Best from 2015 through 2019.—J.M. (May 21 2014)

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Producer
René Rostaing has, since 1991, emerged as one of the Northern Rhône’s most respected growers. Before turning to winemaking fulltime, Rostaing split his time between real estate and his small winery. Between 1991 and 1995, he assumed the vineyards of his uncle, the legendary Marius Gentaz, and his father-in-law, Albert Dervieux. From these two traditionalist titans, he also learned to value the noble qualities of classic Côte Rôtie. VINEYARD INFORMATION Apart from Guigal, Rostaing may have the finest vineyard holdings in Côte Rôtie. He works 20+ ha, in 14 lieux-dits, including 1.6 ha in La Landonne, 1.5 ha in Fongeant, and 1.2 ha in La Viallière. A majority of the vines were planted in the 1960s and 1970s, but some of the Viallière vines exceed 100 years old! In addition, he has a choice 1.0 ha in Condrieu, and works a 10 ha site in the Côteaux du Languedoc. Harvest: by hand