First produced in the 1996 vintage. The fruit comes mostly from grapes planted on the Cote Blonde in various lieux-dits. This offers a superb and youthful bouquet of red and black raspberries, smoked meats, a touch of hazelnut, pepper, stony soil tones and a smoky topnote. On the palate the wine is pure, full-bodied, focused and beautifully transparent, with a good core, fine-grained tannins, good acids and excellent balance and grip on the long, complex and really vibrant finish. This is old school Côte-Rôtie, as it comes in at a svelte 12.5 percent octane and is nicely structured and built for the long haul.
Pair with grilled beef, lamb, veal and pork, chicken, game, duck, stews and braised foods