Domaine Georges Vernay Cote Rotie Maison Rouge 2013
100% Syrah. This Côte-Rôtie is a delicate, stylish and structured wine. A dark ruby purple, rather full-bodied, this wine has an astounding perfume of dark fruits, oriental spices and smoke. it expresses assertive tannins and is silky and attractive on the palate. It develops sumptuous liquorice and cigar-box tones. Outstanding aging potential.
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 16 hectares of vineyards, 3 of which are in the Cote Rotie appellation. The steep and uneven vineyards make mechanical labour impossible. The vines are manually propagated without the use of residual herbicide or insecticide. George's daughter, Christine, returned to her roots with Paul Anselem, her Parisian husband, and has looked after the winemaking since 1997.
Produced in a very limited quantity and will age well for up to 15 years from vintage
Great Cote Rotie is characterised by its combination of power with elegance. Silky and smooth with a touch of chocolate and black olives with firm tannins on the long finish. .
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Country / Region / Appellation
FR / Rhone / Cote Rotie AOC