Michel and Stephane produce some of the best example of Côte Rôtie. 2011 spent 15 months in oak barrel and is a blend of both Côte blonde and brune.
“The 2011 Cote Roties are all brilliant, and at the upper end, some of the best wines in the vintage. Perfumed and fragrant, the 2011 Cote Rotie Classique isn’t holding much back, with loads of spice, lavender, bacon fat and sweet blackberry fruit all soaring from the glass. Very pure and lively, with great acidity, medium to full-bodied depth and superb length through the finish, this knockout 2011 will have 10-15 years of longevity.” – 93 points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
French still red wine from North Rhone Valley France, made with Syrah and Viognier.
Stephane Ogier took over his dad’s domaine, Michel, in 1997. Michel used to sell his entire crop to renown winemakers Chapoutier and Guigal, but in the 1980s, he decided to invest and, dedicated himself to his small vineyards located in the Côte Blonde, Brune and Côte Rosiers. Following his dad’s steps, Stephane has now established himself as one of the best Côte Côtie’s producers. He exploits 12 tiny parcels (about 2 ha) that he vinify separately before blending. Aged in oak barrels for at least 18 months in 20 to 100% new oak, depending on the cuvée, his wines are not as full bodied and structured as most Côte Rôtie but, are refined and elegant with soft and silky tannins and reveals the great expression of the Côte Rôtie’s terroir. View our selection.