Rostaing Cote-Rotie Ampodium

Country: 
France
Region: 
Rhone
Item code: 
FRR122
Vintage: 
2015
Bottle sizes: 
375 ML, 750 ML
Appellation: 
Cote Rotie
Wine type: 
Red
Rostaing
Varietals: 
Syrah (Shiraz)
Sourced from vineyards throughout the appellation.
South/southeast exposure
Multiple sites, soil varies
35 hL/hA
Traditional vinification, including wild yeast fermentation. Stem inclusion and length of maceration depend on the vintage.
Aged in a mix of 225 and 500 liter barrels (about 20% new).
Historically referred to as the Cote Rotie "Classique", Rostaing's Ampodium is elegant, well-balanced and classic! Ampodium refers to the Provencal name for the famed village of Ampuis where the vines are planted.
94
(91-93)
92
Bottled in July, the 2015 Cote Rotie Ampodium is fairly full-bodied and quite rich. The black olive and raspberry notes verge on being jammy but are balanced by peppery spice and firm, savory tannins. Give it 5 years in the cellar to settle down, and drink it over the next decade and a half or more. For an entry-level wine, it's remarkable.
Youthful violet. Sexy, mineral-driven aromas of ripe red and dark berries, candied flowers and Indian spices show excellent clarity and lift. Sweet and expansive on the palate, offering juicy, nicely concentrated black raspberry and cherry flavors and a hint of allspice. A subtle olive nuance arrives with air and carries through a long, youthfully tannic finish.
The 2015 Côte-Rôtie “Ampodium” from Pierre Rostaing is a superb wine in the making. The wine delivers a complex, ripe and youthful bouquet of cassis, grilled meats, pepper, lovely soil tones, youthful stems, black olive, woodsmoke and a bit of cedar. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and quite powerful for this cuvée, with the vintage’s character adding musculature and a rock solid core. The finish is long, ripely tannic and well-balanced, with impressive nascent complexity and fine length and grip on the powerful finish. This is going to be an excellent wine in the fullness of time, but it needs to hibernate in the cellar for several years before it will really be approachable. 2025-2065.
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94\nBottled in July, the 2015 Cote Rotie Ampodium is fairly full-bodied and quite rich. The black olive and raspberry notes verge on being jammy but are balanced by peppery spice and firm, savory tannins. Give it 5 years in the cellar to settle down, and drink it over the next decade and a half or more. For an entry-level wine, it's remarkable.\n(91-93)\nYouthful violet. Sexy, mineral-driven aromas of ripe red and dark berries, candied flowers and Indian spices show excellent clarity and lift. Sweet and expansive on the palate, offering juicy, nicely concentrated black raspberry and cherry flavors and a hint of allspice. A subtle olive nuance arrives with air and carries through a long, youthfully tannic finish.\n92\nThe 2015 Côte-Rôtie “Ampodium” from Pierre Rostaing is a superb wine in the making. The wine delivers a complex, ripe and youthful bouquet of cassis, grilled meats, pepper, lovely soil tones, youthful stems, black olive, woodsmoke and a bit of cedar. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and quite powerful for this cuvée, with the vintage’s character adding musculature and a rock solid core. The finish is long, ripely tannic and well-balanced, with impressive nascent complexity and fine length and grip on the powerful finish. This is going to be an excellent wine in the fullness of time, but it needs to hibernate in the cellar for several years before it will really be approachable. 2025-2065.\n