Georges Vernay Cote Rotie Blonde du Seigneur 2015
One Case ( 6 Bottles ): £314.04
Country - France
Region - Rhône
Grape Varieties - Syrah 97%, Viognier 3%
Alcohol by volume - 12.5%
Bottle - 75cl
Producer - Domaine Georges Vernay
Tasting notes - A touch of Viognier in the blend adds floral nuances to the blackcurrant and spicy notes of the Syrah. Round with good structure and smooth, silky tannins, this wine has great finesse and a long, persistent finish.
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A powerful yet fine wine with dark chocolate and cocoa
bean aromas developing earthy and dark liquorice
notes on the palate, long and sustained.
Georges Vernay is known as the "King of Condrieu" and was responsible for the
growth and worldwide recognition of this small appellation during the 1950s. His
estate covers 22 hectares of vineyards, six of which are in the Côte Rôtie appellation.
The steep and uneven vineyards make mechanical labour impossible. The vines are
manually propagated without the use of residual herbicide or insecticide. Georges'
daughter, Christine, returned to her roots with Paul Anselem, her Parisian husband,
and has looked after the winemaking since 1997, gaining worldwide recognition for
her Côte Rôtie wines.
2014 was a cool vintage, with a slow growing cycle and maturity, which resulted in a
Côte Rôtie is a prestigious red wine appellation at the northern tip of the Rhône
Valley wine region, where the vineyards are situated on steep slopes (the Côtes).
The three hectares of vineyard is located in the parish of Semons in the plot 'Coteau
de Bassenon'; and in the parish of Ampuis, in the plots of 'Lancement' and 'Tupin'.
The vineyards are situated on South facing granite terraces. Due to the steep slopes
in the vineyards, these 30 year old vines are maintained manually, without the use of
weed killers and all treatments use organic products. Planted on 3309 rootstocks, the
vines are trained according to Cordon and simple Guyot training systems, the vines
are planted at a density of 8,000 vines per hectare. Yields are 30 hectolitres per
The grapes were manually harvested at full maturity. They were then destemmed
and fermented at controlled temperatures in vats with a long maceration of two to
three weeks. The wine was matured in oak barrels for 18 months.
A touch of Viognier in the blend adds floral nuances to the blackcurrant and spicy
notes of the Syrah. Round with good structure and smooth, silky tannins, this wine
has great finesse and a long, persistent finish.
A lovely match for game dishes and mature cheese.
Syrah 97%, Viognier 3%
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