2016 Rene Rostaing Cote Rotie Ampodium

2016 Rene Rostaing Cote Rotie Ampodium

John’s Picks
93 Points Antonio Galloni's Vinous
2016 Rene Rostaing Cote Rotie Ampodium
93 Points Antonio Galloni's Vinous

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The entry level Cote Rotie from this towering legend of the style. A superb example, this classic Syrah offers red fruit and spicy minerals that are densely flavoured -- but elegantly presented -- with wonderful appeal right now but a long future ahead in cellar. All Rostaing wines are on strict allocation -- for such a great vintage, its buy now or buy never.

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$105.00 in mixed 6+ or $120.00 per bottle




Its Origins

Legal academic, property dealer and vigneron, René Rostaing crafts some of the finest Côte Rôties on the market today. He has owned 2 hectares in the Côte Blonde and La Landone since the 1970s but fortune has blessed him through his inheritance of four hectares of superbly sited vineyards from his father in law Albert Dervieux and another 1.4 hectares of particularly old vines from his uncle Marius Gentaz. He now has 7.4 hectares which in Côte Rôtie terms is a significant holding. Rostaing is firmly in the modernist camp of Côte Rôtie producers, destemming the majority of his fruit and being one of the first producers to ferment using vinomatics (horizontal automatic vinifiers). However he dislikes the overt taste of new oak and uses a maximum of 15% in the maturation process. All the wines are bottled unfiltered.

What The Critics Say

91-93/100 Vinous, Josh Raynolds

"Bright violet. Expressive black and blue fruit, floral pastille and peppery spice aromas display a bright mineral quality and a suggestion of woodsmoke. Intense blueberry and bitter cherry flavors show excellent clarity and spicy lift, picking up star anise and cola nuances on the back half. Delivers a serious punch of dark fruit flavor but comes off surprisingly lithe, and finishes with smooth tannins and strong tenacity."

92/100 Parker's Wine Advocate, Joe Czerwinski

"There are 20,000 bottles of Rostaing's 2016 Cote Rotie Ampodium, so it is the cuvée most consumers are likely to encounter. It's a fine example of the appellation, offering briary notes of ripe red fruit with spice and herb shadings. It's medium-bodied, silky and fine, with attractive notes of licorice and tea on the finish that give this entry-level wine more complexity than most." Drink 2018 - 2030

17.5/20 JancisRobinson.com, Richard Hemming

"Cask sample. Vivid stemmy character cutting across the redcurrant fruit on the nose. Superb concentration of fruit on the palate, yet avoids lumbering heaviness via fresh acid and a lengthy, perfumed finish. Savoury soy and aniseed character to finish. (RH)." Drink 2020 - 2030

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    2018 - 2030

This Wine Goes Well With

with BEEF
with GAME
with LAMB



Delivery & Returns

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If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.


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