From the Lieu-dit of Côte Rozier on the Côte Brune side of the hill comes this very special parcel. Comprised heavily of schist, this south-facing slope contains vines on average of 60 years old. The vineyard is manually-harvested and grapes are sorted meticulously once in the vineyard and then again on the sorting table. First produced in 1995, this 100% Syrah is produced with 50% whole clusters, all native yeasts and aged for 20 months in French oak barrels.
“Dark violet color. Heady, mineral- and smoke-accented dark berry liqueur, licorice and candied flowers on the deeply perfumed nose, along with a hint of cracked pepper that adds complexity and spicy lift. Offers sweet, densely packed cherry and black raspberry flavors that are braced by an undercurrent of smoky minerality, which provides back-end cut and lift. Shows a very suave floral nuance on the wonderfully finish, which is shaped by smooth, harmonious tannins. This is a distinctly elegant rendition of this bottling.” – 96 Points, Josh Raynolds, Vinous Media