Cote Rotie Champin Seigneur Gerin 2016

Cote Rotie Champin Seigneur Gerin 2016


Region North Rhône

Viticulture Sustainable Agriculture

Grapes Syrah +90% / Viognier

Vintage 2016

Recommended service Temperature 16 - 18° C

Decanting 20min-40min

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About the wine 

Jean Michel Gerin Champin Le Seigneur is produced from a bend of 90% Syrah and 10% Viognier in most vintages. The wine comes from a mix of vines ranging from 10-50 years of age. Champin Le Seigneur is aged in 50% new oak barrels for up to 18 months.

Interestingly, this wine is aged in close to 20% new, American oak barrels.On average, 10% Viognier is included in the blend. The grapes are co fermented. 

Ranking RVF 16/20

Tasting notes

Eye - Purple robe

Nose -Great Bouquet of Young Red Berry, Violet, Spices

Palate - Fruity, Fresh, rounded and easy drinking Syrah 

Classic Food pairing

Grilled or Braised Meats, Beef, Lamb, Duck of even roasted Chicken with herbs

Discovery Food pairing

Veggie Pasta, Tuna

Background Winery

Domaine Jean-Michel Gerin is not one of the famost winegrowers and the oldest properties in the Northern Rhone Valley. Far from it. In fact, the estate was created in 1983 by Jean Michel Gerin, although it was not until 1987 that he began to bottle and sell their wine.In 1996, Domaine Jean-Michel Gerin added to their holdings with the purchase of land on La Landonne. 

Today, Domaine Jean Michel Gerin owns 12 hectares of vines in the Cote Rotie appellation. The domaine is going to remain a family affair as he is now joined by his two sons, Michael Gerin and Alexis Gerin.