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2021 Côte-Rôtie

Lionel Faury
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The fruit in Lionel’s elegant Côte-Rôtie is higher-toned than in the earthier, spicier Saint Joseph, and the finish, with the wine’s velvet tannins, is slightly longer. This is the result of the Côte’s steeper slopes and schist soils, as well as a splash of Viognier, which is co-planted and co-fermented with the Syrah. Still, like with the Saint Joseph Vieilles Vignes, you’ll get those irresistible notes of black olive, succulent black cherries, and spices.

Tom Wolf

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Technical Information
Wine Type: red
Vintage: 2021
Bottle Size: 750mL
Blend: 90% Syrah, 10% Viognier
Appellation: Côte Rôtie
Country: France
Region: Northern Rhône
Producer: Lionel Faury
Winemaker: Lionel Faury
Vineyard: Planted between 1993 and 2008, 1.7 ha
Soil: Schist, Clay
Aging: Aged for 18 months in oak demi-muids (600-L) and barrels (220-L), of which 30% are new
Farming: Lutte Raisonnée
Alcohol: 13%

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Kermit inspecting wine barrels

For the wines that I buy I insist that the winemaker leave them whole, intact. I go into the cellars now and select specific barrels or cuvées, and I request that they be bottled without stripping them with filters or other devices. This means that many of our wines will arrive with a smudge of sediment and will throw a more important deposit as time goes by, It also means the wine will taste better.

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