Rene Rostaing Cote Rotie "Cuvee Ampodium" Classique 2015 (Northern Rhone, France) - [RP 94] [WS 93] [VM 91-93]

Rene Rostaing Cote Rotie "Cuvee Ampodium" Classique 2015
(Northern Rhone, France) - [RP 94] [WS 93] [VM 91-93]

Regular price $95.00 Sale price $79.99 Save $15.01

RP94 WS93 VM91
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About the Producer:
René Rostaing has made a life’s work of defending the idea that Côte Rôtie should taste like Côte Rôtie, not like Hermitage, and certainly not like new world Syrah.
In fact, he is nothing less than a beacon for those we’ve called the region’s “Classicists”—vignerons whose philosophies incorporate some new ideas while capturing the best of the region’s traditions—to make wines of purity and expression that are the essence of their region, village and vineyard.
A grower since 1971, his first vineyard purchases were a microscopic half acre each in Côte Blonde and in La Landonne on the Côte Brune. The real breakthrough came when his father-in-law, Albert Dervieux-Thaize, retired in 1990, followed by his uncle Marius Gentaz three years later. Between these two legendary growers, Rostaing acquired over ten acres of very old vines in some of the appellation’s top sites.

Ratings & Reviews

94 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"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." - Joe Czerwinski (December 2017)
93 Points - Wine Spectator:
"A bright flash of white pepper gives way to bay leaf, crushed bitter plum and raspberry coulis flavors, with a sleek iron edge. Racy and youthfully taut, but shows ample stuffing for cellaring. Best from 2020 through 2035."—J.M.

91-93 Points - Antonio Galloni's Vinous Media:
"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." - Josh Raynolds (Apr 2017)