LA LANDONNE CÔTE-RÔTIE

Jean Michel Gerin

APPELLATION

Cote Rotie

GRAPE VARIETIES

100% Syrah

WINEMAKERS

Jean-Michel Gerin

Jean Michel Gerin Appellation Map
BACKGROUND

Located in the heart of the Côte-Rôtie vineyards near the village of Ampuis, Domaine Jean-Michel Gerin was created in 1983 with vines inherited from his father and grandfather. In 1987 they began to bottle and sell under the Jean-Michel Gerin brand. In 1988 Gerin made his first purchase of vines in La Grandes Places and added to his holdings in 1996, with the purchase of land on La Landonne. Today, the estate covers 12ha in the Côte-Rôtie appellation where Jean has now been joined by his two sons, Michael and Alexis.

WINEMAKING & VINTAGE NOTES

The terrior consists of micaschiste soil with vines that slope on the hillside at a 50% incline facing southeast. After harvest, the grapes are destemmed and macerated for four weeks. Ageing takes place 100% in new barrels for 18 months.

TASTING NOTES

Finesse, balance and intensity summarize this wine. Supple tannins and aromatic complexity reminds us the beauty of this terroir. Dark purple with potent aromas of blackberry liqueur, licorice and floral oils that are complicated by a peppery note and a hint of vanillin oak. Dense, round and seamless on the palate, showing a suave, velvety texture to its flavors of dark berry compote and cola. The long, sweet finish features impressive energy, lush tannins and an exotic floral pastille flourish. Pairs with red meats, stuffed eggplant or strong cheeses.

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