Côte Rôtie 'Esprit de Blonde' Pierre Gaillard 2016 MAGNUM
Pierre Gaillard, Malleval, Saint Joseph
Pierre Gaillard continues to produce some of the most stunning wines from his 25ha domaine near Malleval. Handling the Viognier, Roussanne, Marsanne and Syrah with the same gifted care, he offers a very fine and wide range of wines. We are only importing a small selection from his superlative collection. When he is not busy in the Northern Rhône, he is helping his daughters, Jeanne in Crozes Hermitage and Elise in Banyuls, whilst even finding time to run a small estate in Faugères.
Refined with velvety tannins, Côte-Blonde has the finest and most precise juices of the appellation. The aromas are very subtle and reveal delicious and delicate floral nuances. There is a crunchy fruitiness, with notes of fresh red fruit complemented by sweet spicy fragrances. This wine is amazing due to its freshness and texture in the mouth. Elegant and complex, a nectar to appreciate because of its delicacy and elegance.
Grape: 90% Syrah, 10% Viognier