Louis Barruol, Cote-Rotie Besset 2015Regular price $100.00 Save $-100.00
14 generations of winemaking! Conventionally a ‘generation’ is defined as thirty years, so 14 generations is close on 420 years. That’s a long, long time to make wine. You tend to learn a thing or two. Louis is anxious to preserve the old traditions of winemaking in Cote Rotie, from helping other negociants and producers to foster the growth of ancient strains of the Syrah grape, to fighting to keep corporate interests out of the best parcels of these crus, perhaps the most sought-after region in the Northern Rhone. Pencil lead and blackcurrant open up the fireworks for this muscular wine, and the plum and ripe black cherries rush into the fray. Familiar hints of smoke and pepper finish with elegant, silky tannins in this most incredible Cote Rotie.