(casks) full, dark red. The bouquet gives a perfumed, violets air above its black berry fruit, is a full, harmonious start. The palate bears savoury content, with a juicy welling up on the second half, with enjoyable blackberry fruit at its centre. The finish is also well juiced, with fine tannin present. This is an accurate vintage 2015, sensuous Rôtie, with good detail and an unforced style. 13.5°. 6,000 From mid-2018. Drink:2032-34 (Oct 2016)
5 Stars | John Livingstone-Learmouth, Drink Rhone

A classic blend of Syrah (95%) and Viogner (5%) from different plots of the Billon’s Cote Rotie holdings. from vines averaging 30 years of age grown on shale. 100% Hand picked, the grapes are vinified in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks with twice daily punch downs. The finished wine is matured in 1-2 yr old French oak for 24 months. 

 

Christophe Billon has been tending the vines of Cote Rotie for years. His career really began after taking over his fathers modest estate of .017 ha on Cote Rozier. Whilst working as a viticulturist for the Guigals (and also selling the bulk of his grapes to the family) he has built the domaine holdings up to 3.5 ha in Cote Rotie and 1.5 ha of Vdp. Most of his Cote Rotie vines, planted on the schist soils are around 30 years of age with some going back to the original plantings of 1942.

(BI3715)

Grape Variety Syrah / Shiraz
Closure Cork
Bottle Size 750ml
Brand Christophe Billon
SKU BI3715