Cote Rotie Les Grandes Places Gerin 2016

Cote Rotie Les Grandes Places Gerin 2016

1,288.00

Region North Rhône

Viticulture Sustainable Agriculture

Grapes Syrah 

Vintage 2016

Recommended service Temperature 16 - 18° C

Decanting 30min - +1hour

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About the wine 

A tiny 1.4 hectare lieu-dit, Les Grandes Places (The Great Place) is composed of micaschiste on steeply terraced hillside vineyards that face South-Southeast. Nearly a quarter of the vines are 80+ years old and most of the vines are over 40. Hand harvested (tractors can’t negotiate the terraces) and picked by descending downhill with a basket strapped behind. Macerated for 30 days. Aged in 100% new oak for 24 months.

Ranking WS 97/100

Tasting notes

Eye - Purple robe

Nose -Complex bouquet of BlackBerry, Cherry, Spices, Smoky, Vanilla

Palate - Huge mouthfeel, dark fruit liqueur, vanilla and candied violet flavors that are lifted and given focus by a jolt of juicy acidity.

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.