LAURUS Cote Rotie - Syrah - Rhone, France

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Product SKU
RH135
Vintage: 2015

LAURUS Cote Rotie - Syrah - Rhone, France

"Perfumy up front, with juniper and bergamot notes slowly giving way to a racy-edged core of red currant, damson plum and black cherry fruit. Displays lovely tension from start to finish." - 93 Points Wine Spectator, August 31st, 2017

Vintage in image may vary. Refer to wine facts for current vintage.

$110.00
Country FRANCE Region Rhone Valley Grape Varietal Syrah

Product Description

Description

Aromatic wine, perfumy up front, with juniper and bergamot notes slowly giving way to a racy-edged core of red currant, damson plum and black cherry fruit. Displays lovely tension from start to finish. Ideal pairing with a lamb roast or rack, with Provence herbs or tender beef with Morel mushrooms. Vintage in image may vary. Refer to wine facts for current vintage.

How to pair it

  • Meat Ideal pairing with a lamb roast or rack, with Provence herbs or tender beef with Morel mushrooms.

Accolades

Awards

Wine Spectator 94 Points

American wine lifestyle magazine and one of the top 3 in the USA, it offers wine ratings, interviews and wine news articles. Past wine critics include James Suckling.

Robert Parker Wine Advocate 91 Points

Probably the most famous and influential wine critic and journalist in the world, Robert Parker founded the famous American magazine, The Wine Advocate and made his 100-point system a benchmark for the entire industry.

Jancis Robinson 15.5 Points

Internationally recognised British wine journalist and critic, Jancis Robinson is one of the few influential women in wine and is among the top educators in the industry.

Aged in Oak Barrel 16 Months

This wine has been aged in oak barrel.

Critique Review

Creamy and supple, with a velvety finish that makes it approachable already. Scents of espresso and doused campfire give the nose a smoky cast, balanced by ample ripeness on the palate.

Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate Robert Parker -December 2017

Wine Facts

More Information
Product Type Red Wine
Grape Varietal Syrah
Vintage 2015
Region Rhone Valley
Country FRANCE
Winemakers Veronique Torcolacci
Producer Gabriel Meffre
Average age of vines 20-30 years
Production method 39 hl/ha
Harvest method By hand
Fermentation & maceration Malolactic fermentation
Aging 16 months in oak barrels
Mouth Attribute Long Finish, Medium-bodied, Silky Tannin
Nose Attribute Dark Fruit, Herbal, Oak, Spices
SKU RH135

Vineyard Info

The story of the Gabriel Meffre Winery began in 1936, when Gabriel and his wife, both passionate about wine, created their ‘Négociant-Vinificateur’ business in Gigondas. More than 80 years later, the family business has built on its strong foundations and has established its reputation as a leading Winery in the southern Rhone Valley. LAURUS means ‘Laurel’ in Latin, a Roman symbol of excellence. Here excellence is all about “terroir”: the grapes are grown on parcels selected for their ability to express the very best of each Appellation. The term “terroir” encompasses a soil, a climate and people. Here it is expressed through sustainable partnerships with wine-growers who share our vision. The maturing process in 275-litre Laurus barrels refines the structure, producing complex wines with plenty of character and good cellaring potential. The LAURUS COTE ROTIE is made from selected plots come from the two sectors of the AOC: - Côte Brune: at 180 m of altitude, terraces of ferrous mica schist producing textured wines, with good ageing potential. South/South-eastern exposure. - Côte Blonde: soils made up of leuco gneiss and loess, conferring elegance and finesse.

Description

Aromatic wine, perfumy up front, with juniper and bergamot notes slowly giving way to a racy-edged core of red currant, damson plum and black cherry fruit. Displays lovely tension from start to finish. Ideal pairing with a lamb roast or rack, with Provence herbs or tender beef with Morel mushrooms. Vintage in image may vary. Refer to wine facts for current vintage.

How to pair it

  • Meat Ideal pairing with a lamb roast or rack, with Provence herbs or tender beef with Morel mushrooms.

Awards

Wine Spectator 94 Points

American wine lifestyle magazine and one of the top 3 in the USA, it offers wine ratings, interviews and wine news articles. Past wine critics include James Suckling.

Robert Parker Wine Advocate 91 Points

Probably the most famous and influential wine critic and journalist in the world, Robert Parker founded the famous American magazine, The Wine Advocate and made his 100-point system a benchmark for the entire industry.

Jancis Robinson 15.5 Points

Internationally recognised British wine journalist and critic, Jancis Robinson is one of the few influential women in wine and is among the top educators in the industry.

Aged in Oak Barrel 16 Months

This wine has been aged in oak barrel.

Critique Review

Creamy and supple, with a velvety finish that makes it approachable already. Scents of espresso and doused campfire give the nose a smoky cast, balanced by ample ripeness on the palate.

Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate Robert Parker -December 2017
More Information
Product Type Red Wine
Grape Varietal Syrah
Vintage 2015
Region Rhone Valley
Country FRANCE
Winemakers Veronique Torcolacci
Producer Gabriel Meffre
Average age of vines 20-30 years
Production method 39 hl/ha
Harvest method By hand
Fermentation & maceration Malolactic fermentation
Aging 16 months in oak barrels
Mouth Attribute Long Finish, Medium-bodied, Silky Tannin
Nose Attribute Dark Fruit, Herbal, Oak, Spices
SKU RH135
The story of the Gabriel Meffre Winery began in 1936, when Gabriel and his wife, both passionate about wine, created their ‘Négociant-Vinificateur’ business in Gigondas. More than 80 years later, the family business has built on its strong foundations and has established its reputation as a leading Winery in the southern Rhone Valley. LAURUS means ‘Laurel’ in Latin, a Roman symbol of excellence. Here excellence is all about “terroir”: the grapes are grown on parcels selected for their ability to express the very best of each Appellation. The term “terroir” encompasses a soil, a climate and people. Here it is expressed through sustainable partnerships with wine-growers who share our vision. The maturing process in 275-litre Laurus barrels refines the structure, producing complex wines with plenty of character and good cellaring potential. The LAURUS COTE ROTIE is made from selected plots come from the two sectors of the AOC: - Côte Brune: at 180 m of altitude, terraces of ferrous mica schist producing textured wines, with good ageing potential. South/South-eastern exposure. - Côte Blonde: soils made up of leuco gneiss and loess, conferring elegance and finesse.