2014 Collines Rhodaniennes, L'Ame Soeur, Syrah de Seyssuel, Stéphane Ogier, Rhône

2014 Collines Rhodaniennes, L'Ame Soeur, Syrah de Seyssuel, Stéphane Ogier, Rhône

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2014 Collines Rhodaniennes, L'Ame Soeur, Syrah de Seyssuel, Stéphane Ogier, Rhône

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We know all about Stéphane’s reputation in Côte-Rôtie; but he is also burdened with the mantle of the leading producer in the ancient Seyssuel vineyards above Vienne. Micro-schist gives this an extraordinary wine a Côte Blonde elegance: violets, dense, dark fruit and very finely etched tannins are all evidenced. As with his Rosine this too is currently a Vin de Pays, but is sure to be promoted to full appellation status soon. 
Drink 2017-2021.
Simon Field MW – Wine Buyer



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Wine Advocate
From the up and coming Seyssuel region (which should have its own AOC soon), the 2014 Syrah l'Ame Soeur is vinified similarly to the Cote Rotie Reserve (although it's getting more and more stem inclusion as Stephane feels the wine can handle it) and is aged in 30% new French oak. From vines planted in 2001, it offers a deep ruby/purple color to go with lots of black raspberry, olive, toasted spice and some background meatiness on the nose.

Medium to full-bodied, firm, structured and tight, it will benefit from a year or three once released and have 10-15 years of overall longevity.
Jeb Dunnuck - Wine Advocate - Issue#222 Dec 2015 Read more
Jancis Robinson MW
Fresh and racy but with a gentle fruity base. Racy and fine. Deep crimson.
Jancis Robinson MW - jancisrobinson.com - Nov 2015 Read more

About this WINE

Domaine Stephane Ogier

Domaine Stephane Ogier

The Ogier family had been established growers in Ampuis for over seven generations, but it was only in the 1980s that they began vinifying their own grapes. Stéphane joined the family estate in ’97, working alongside his father Michel, before taking over in 2003.

Heralded as the face of the Northern Rhône’s new generation, Stéphane continues acquiring new parcels and trying new techniques. He brings a Burgundian approach to the region’s terroir from his studies in Beaune. He works with multiple lieux-dits, vinifying each separately and using oak sparingly. This allows the characteristics of each to show. He releases many wines as single lieu-dit bottlings later in the year and others he blends, selecting from different barrels to build a style representative of both his vision and the vintage. Stéphane’s latest investment includes vineyards in Rasteau, Cairanne, and Plan de Dieu in the Southern Rhône, bringing his total land-ownings there up to 50 hectares, all destined for his Côtes-du-Rhône offering.

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Vin de Pays des Collines Rhodaniennes

Vin de Pays des Collines Rhodaniennes

Vin de Pays des Collines Rhodaniennes is a sub-division of the broader regional appellation of Vin de Pays des Comtés Rhodaniens  and encompasses wines produced in the Rhone valley.

Yves Cuilleron and Domaine Vins de Vienne (the Yves Cuilleron - Pierre Gaillard & François Villard joint venture) are the star performers in this Vin de Pays appellation, offering red and white wines from Syrah and Viogner.  The wines are distinctly modern-styled yet filled with terroir character and show depth of fruit and powerful structure.

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Syrah/Shiraz

Syrah/Shiraz

A noble black grape variety grown particularly in the Northern Rhône where it produces the great red wines of Hermitage, Cote Rôtie and Cornas, and in Australia where it produces wines of startling depth and intensity. Reasonably low yields are a crucial factor for quality as is picking at optimum ripeness. Its heartland, Hermitage and Côte Rôtie, consists of 270 hectares of steeply terraced vineyards producing wines that brim with pepper, spices, tar and black treacle when young. After 5-10 years they become smooth and velvety with pronounced fruit characteristics of damsons, raspberries, blackcurrants and loganberries.

It is now grown extensively in the Southern Rhône where it is blended with Grenache and Mourvèdre to produce the great red wines of Châteauneuf du Pape and Gigondas amongst others. Its spiritual home in Australia is the Barossa Valley, where there are plantings dating as far back as 1860. Australian Shiraz tends to be sweeter than its Northern Rhône counterpart and the best examples are redolent of new leather, dark chocolate, liquorice, and prunes and display a blackcurrant lusciousness.

South African producers such as Eben Sadie are now producing world- class Shiraz wines that represent astonishing value for money.

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