Vidal-Fleury, "La Chatillonne" Côte-Rôtie, Côte Blonde

$140.00  

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Origin: Côte Blonde, Côte-Rôtie, Rhône, France
Blend*: 85% syrah, 15% viognier

*co-planted - two vines cultivated together on poles called "échalas"
*also co-fermented

Producer's Notes:
Fermentation with Indigenous yeast. Unfined.
One of the oldest French vineyards. 
Present in the Vidal-Fleury's range since 1781.
Appearance: deep red with and black trace.
Nose: intense: Cassis, pepper, cinnamon, smoky, tobacco, black olive, boxwood. 
Palate:  intense : Cassis, pepper, cinnamon, smoky, tobacco, black olive, boxwood. 
Food Pairing: Red meat grilled or cooked, game, goat cheese.
18°C, 64°F. Decant 2 hours before tasting.
Can be aged up to 20 years.

Robert Parker: (94-96) / 100
Robert Parker: 94 / 100