Rostaing Cote-Rotie La Landonne



Vintage: 2015
Bottle sizes: 750 ML, 1.5 L
Country: France
Region: Rhone
Appellation: Cote Rotie
Wine type: Red
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).
Notes: This is often the most tannic and structured of the Côte Roties, and can take decades to reveal its true potential.
Publication: Wine advocate
Rating: 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.
Publication: Vinous
Rating: (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.