What the Critics say
'Including 3% Viognier, the 2017 Côte Rôtie La Brocarde was destemmed and brought up all in new French oak. As with the Côte Rozier release, it brings the power and offers a rich, full-throttle bouquet of black fruits, chocolate, Asian spices, violets, and spring flowers. With obvious minerality, full-bodied richness, and a big mid-palate, it stays beautifully balanced and textured. It's drinkable today yet will be better in 3-5 years and have two decades or more of longevity. Drink: 2023-2043'
La Brocarde is a locality of the appellation located in Côte-Brune. The classic steep hillside of La Brocarde is composed of clay and iron oxide along with granite, mica, schist rock and limestone soils giving this wine a dark and tannic profile. A blend of Syrah (97%) and Viognier (3%), La Brocarde undergoes fermentation in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks before going into new french barriques for 26 months. Only 200 dozen bottles produced.
|Grape Variety||Syrah / Shiraz (97%) & Viognier (3%)|