Domaine Rostaing Cote-Rotie 'Cote Blonde' 2012

René Rostaing has been producing high-quality Syrah and Viognier in the Northern Rhone for over 25 years. The property is comprised of 14 lieux-dits, scattered over 20+ hectares, vines range in age from 60-100 years old. The 2012 ‘Cote Blonde’ comes from a small, 1.5 hectare lieu-dit, showing powerful flavors of rich dark fruit, smoky charcoal, and earth spice. Concentrated and age-worthy-- will age for 15+ years.
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Among the world’s greatest red-wine grapes reaching its violet-scented peppery zenith in France’s Northern Rhone Valley. Also known as Shiraz in Australia where warmer temps pump up its volume.
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Rhone Valley, France

Originating in the Swiss Alps and emptying into the Mediterranean, the Rhône sculpted some of France's most fabled terroirs, from Condrieu and Côte Rôtie up north to Châteauneuf-du-Pape down south.