2020 Domaine Rostaing, Puech Noble Rouge, Languedoc

2020 Domaine Rostaing, Puech Noble Rouge, Languedoc

Product: 20208139562
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2020 Domaine Rostaing, Puech Noble Rouge, Languedoc

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Made from 70% Syrah and 30% Mourvèdre, this great little red from Pierre Rostaing’s venture in the Languedoc has a gorgeous nose of red cherry laced with cranberry. The aromas are succulent, ripe and fine. The palate is really enticing with such depth. There are beautiful layers of more red cherries and cranberries, along with an almost Jazz apple-like refreshment. Gentle blackberry hints add softness to the flavours. Yet the wine has focus and precision, and a fantastic river-stone finish. The tannins are fine and corduroy-like, soft yet present and gently resolving on the tongue. This is lovely.

Drink now to 2025

Catriona Felstead MW, Senior Buyer, Berry Bros. & Rudd (February 2022)

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Domaine Rene Rostaing

Domaine Rene Rostaing

Pierre Rostaing is now firmly in charge of this domaine and running it very successfully, working by hand and mostly organically. His holdings in Côte-Rôtie now count 30 parcels across 11 hectares. In the winery, Pierre continues to use predominantly whole-bunch fermentation and the wines are matured in both demi-muids and Burgundy barrels. He keeps the barrels for ten years, electing to use only 10-15% new oak on average. This perfectly complements the domaine’s style, which beautifully showcases the terroir and makes for extremely dark, rich and long-lived wines. 

Rostaing’s parcels saw significant damage this year in the April frost with the worst being up to 80% loss on his La Viaillère plot. As such, he was not able to vinify this separately in 2021 but the benefit is that the fruit has, once again, gone into his brilliant Ampodium cuvée. Pierre talks about how 2021 is more like a vintage of twenty years ago and when you taste wines like ʼ21 Ampodium with its fine, crunchy fruit, black pepper freshness and only 12% alcohol, you can see why. With its restraint, purity and freshness, this is the style of Syrah that we fell in love with when we first discovered Côte-Rôtie.

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