Domaine Georges Vernay Blonde du Seigneur Cote Rotie 2016

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Domaine Georges Vernay Blonde du Seigneur Cote Rotie 2016

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.

Domaine Georges Vernay Blonde du Seigneur Cote Rotie 2016

A powerful yet fine wine with dark chocolate and cocoa
bean aromas developing black olive and dark liquorice
notes on the palate, long and sustained.


Producer Note
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 cultivated 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. In 2019, Domaine Georges Vernay was awarded the
prestigious 3 stars by 'La Revue du Vin de France'.


Vintage
2016 has been hailed as one of the great vintages. Despite challenging weather
during spring, warm weather throughout the summer produced ripe, concentrated
berries. September saw the warm days continue with cooler nights, and brought
about some refreshing rainfall resulting in wines with opulence, elegance and a
sublime minerality. This is a vintage in demand.


Vineyard
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 35 hectolitres per
hectare.


Winemaking
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 a period of 18 months.


Tasting Note
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.


Grape
Syrah 97%, Viognier 3%

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