Rostaing Cote-Rotie La Landonne


Wine label
Bottle sizes:750 ML, 1.5 L
Appellation:Cote Rotie
Varietals:Syrah (Shiraz)
Vineyard:3 parcels of vines 20-70+ years in age. With a 45 degree slope, this vinyeard is on one of the steepest of the Côte Brune.
Orientation:south/southeast exposure
Soil:Schist and dark, iron-rich granite.
Viticulture:Hand harvested. 30 hL/hA
Vinification:Traditional vinification, including wild yeast fermentation. Stem inclusion and length of maceration depend on the vintage.
Aging:Aged in a mix of 225 and 500 liter barrels. (about 20% new).
Tasting:This is often the most tannic and structured of the Côte Roties, and can take decades to reveal its true potential.


Wine advocate: 99+
Am I being stingy in only awarding Rostaing's 2015 Cote Rotie la Landonne 99+ points? This is a tremendous wine, showing immense richness and power without any apparent weight. Raspberries flood the palate in waves, accented by various spices in a wine that's intensely tannic yet never hard or astringent. Breathtaking stuff.
Antonio Galloni: (94-96)
Opaque ruby. Powerful black and blue fruit and candied licorice aromas are lifted and sharpened by peppery spice and smoky mineral notes. Coats the palate with concentrated, smoke-tinged blueberry, cherry liqueur and fruitcake flavors that become more energetic with air. Shows plush, seamless texture and finishes impressively long and sappy; chewy tannins build slowly and wrap around the intense dark fruit.