Stephane Ogier, Cote Rotie 2011Regular price $135.00 Save $-135.00
Stephane Ogier is becoming the face of the Northern Rhone Valley. The Rhone region is quite expansive though, so It’s important to know where in the Rhone we’re speaking for multiple reasons. In the north are grape varieties and styles of winemaking not done in the southern area. The Rhone Valley follows the Rhone River from north to south, not unlike Burgundy. The Ogier family has been based in the slopes of Ampuis in the Cote Rotie appellation for seven generations now. With experience from his time in Burgundy, Stephane has utilized some of this in his practices; he vinifies the plots separately, aiming to bring out the most in their potential. He has since taken over for his father Michel bringing a sense of energy to the domain. He has brought forth his own style and broadened the holdings of the vineyards. Keep an eye out for these wines; they’re ideal bottles for cellaring.
This Côte Rôtie comes from 40 year old vines coming from fifteen different parcels located in the famed Côte Brune and Côte Blonde sites. Even for 2011 vintage, this wine is still developing and can age for another ten years.