What the Critics say
Brought up in 50% new French oak, the 2017 Côte Rôtie Côte-Rozier shows the house style and is another rich, concentrated, blockbuster effort that's going to require bottle age. Lots of black fruits, scorched earth, graphite, and liquid violet notes all give way to a full-bodied Côte Rôtie that has lots of minerality, background oak, ripe yet certainly present tannins, and a great finish. Give bottles 4-5 years. Drink: 2024-2039'
The vineyard ‘Côte Rozier’ sits north of the village of Ampuis, on the same, east-facing flank of hillside as ‘La Landonne.’ Steeply graded, the plot’s soils are mostly schist, with some mica pieces; classic ‘Brune’ terroir. The family farms three small parcels within ‘Rozier,’ one of which was planted in 1942 by winemaker Christophe Billon’s grandfather.
|Grape Variety||Syrah / Shiraz (97%) & Viognier (3%)|