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2016 Rene Rostaing Les Lezardes Syrah

2016 Rene Rostaing Les Lezardes Syrah

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91 Points Antonio Galloni's Vinous
2016 Rene Rostaing Les Lezardes Syrah
91 Points Antonio Galloni's Vinous

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This syrah is a glimpse at the greatness of this legendary Northern Rhone producer. The region or IGP of Les Lezardes is called Collines Rhodaniennes, which designates the banks of the northern Rhone river -- surrounding the great vineyards of Hermitage, Condrieu and Cote Rotie. In harmony with this style, the wine is vibrant and fresh with fine red fruits and mineral themes.

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$49.99 in mixed 6+ or $55.99 per bottle

Overview

Grape

Syrah

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

91/100 Vinous

Brilliant violet. Blueberry, cassis, peony and a hint of cracked pepper on the highly fragrant nose. Appealingly sweet and broad in the mouth, showing very good depth and back-end cut to the juicy, smoke-accented black and blue fruit flavors. Shows a building floral quality and strong, spicy lift on the gently tannic, persistent finish, which leaves a hint of candied flowers behind. For its category, this wine delivers superb value.

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Syrah

  • Colour

    Red

  • Region

    Rhone

  • Closure

    Cork

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Alcohol

    13.50%

  • Maturity

    2019 - 2025

This Wine Goes Well With

with GAME
with LAMB
with PORK

Taste

3

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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