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Clusel-Roch 'Les Schistes' Côte-Rôtie, Rhône Valley, France 2019

  • $90.00

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SYRAH
EARTHY & COMPLEX
ORGANIC FARMING
CRITIC SCORE 90+ and COLLECTIBLE & CELLAR-WORTHY
CÔTE-RÔTIE, NORTHERN RHÔNE, and RHÔNE VALLEY
FRANCE


  • Winemaker: Guillame Clusel
  • Farming: Organic certified
  • Variety: Syrah, 30 years old on average
  • Terroir: SCHIST!
  • Vinification: Hand-harvested. Vatted by gravity and are partially destemmed. The fermentation process takes place with natural yeasts. During the winemaking process a series of procedures take place: pigeages which is punching of the cap and remontages which is pumping over the fermenting wine from the bottom of the cask back to the top. A moderate temperature is maintained ensuring a gentle extraction of aromas and tannins. Depending on the wine tasting results, devatting takes place after 3 to 4 weeks.
  • Aging: 2 years in oak barrels (volume of the barrel is 228 litres), (25 % new, made with fine grain French oak which has been dried for 4 years).
  • Tasting Note: Fine, elegant wines revealing good long-lasting aromas. Relatively complex fragrances of red and black fruits plus spices. The wines at their peak unveil aromas of undergrowth and grilled tobacco.
  • Scores: Vinous 91-93 Points, Vibrant mineral-accented blackberry blueberry and violet aromas pick up a spicy topnote with air. Concentrated red and dark berry olive and floral pastille flavors display sharp focus and energetic drive thanks to a spine of smoky minerality. Finishes very long and sappy with persistent blue fruit and floral qualities subtle tannins and lingering spiciness

Gilbert and Brigit Clusel are the couple behind these powerful wines for decades, and son Guillaume now is in charge of winemaking.