Côtes Rôtie "Reserve" Stéphane Ogier 2012
Stéphane Ogier’s wines express the style and quality that made the Northern Rhône in such demand. His classic Viognier has hints of minerality, rich almost exotic white fruit, but with just enough freshness and judicious oak handling. The reds are also showing well with smoky aromas, juicy fruit and meatiness, trademarks of classic Northern Rhône. The Côte Rôtie is a blend of several terroirs and has incredible complexity and length.
Powerful and opulent with stunning concentration and length, Côte Rôtie Réserve Stéphane Ogier 2012 is packed with blackcurrants, blackberries, charcoal, damp earth and sweet spice. Full bodied with sweet tannins and a balanced acidity, this wine should continue to evolve beautifully over the next 10-15 years.
Grapes: 90% Syrah, 10% Viognier