Côte Rôtie

One of the oldest French vineyards

Côte Rôtie wines are considered to be the best wines in the Rhône Valley. There are two types of Côte Rôtie : "brune" a full-bodied wine which matures slowly and "blonde" which is more delicate. Syrah is the only grape variety used and from time to time a touch of Viognier is added. 

 

 

AOP Côte Rôtie « Rozier »

Surface of production : 0.50 hectares



Soil : schist, vineyards on hillsides



Grape variety : 90% Syrah and 10 % Viognier



Plantation density : 8,500 vine-stocks per hectares



Exposure : south-west facing



Age of vines : planted in 1966


Yield: 40 hl/ha



Harvest  hand-picked



Barrel aging: 13 months, mostly in new barrels



AOP Côte Rôtie
« La Comtesse en Côte Blonde »

Surface of production : 0.45 hectares

 


Soil : schist, vineyards on south-facing hillsides

 


Grape variety : 100 % Syrah

 


Plantation density : 9,000 vine-stocks per hectares

 


Age of vines : Planted in 1933

 


Yield : 35 hl/ha

 


Harvest : hand-picked

 


Barrel aging : 18 months in new barrels

 

AOP Côte Rôtie « Promesse »

Surface of production : 3.20 hectares

 

 

Soil : schist, vineyards on hillsides

 

 

Grape variety : 90% Syrah and 10% Viognier

 

 

Plantation density : 6,500 to 9,000 vine-stocks per hectares

 

 

Age of vinesbetween 10 and 55 years old

 

 

Yield : 40 hl/ha

 

 

Harvest : hand-picked

 

 

Barrrel aging : 13 months : 75% in new barrels and 25 % in one-year old barrels