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2013, 2014, Bottle750ml
The Côte-Rotie vineyard is certainly one of the oldest in existence in the Rhône valley: Vienne wines were already highly reputed by Rome as far back as one century B.C. An old fondly, told the legend, belonging to Côte-Rotie related the story of the seigneur de Maugiron who has two daughters, one blond and the other dark-haired, bequeathed a hillside to each one of them. And thus were born the names of Côte-Blonde and Côte-Brune.
The history of the Chapoutier family stretches back to the early nineteenth century when current owner Michel Chapoutier’s great-, great-, great-grandfather Marius purchased an estate and some vineyards in the now famous village of Tain l’Hermitage in the Northern Rhône Valley.
Marius Chapoutier made history in the region when he became the first grape grower there to vinify his own fruit. Marius had tasted wines other winemakers produced using his fruit and he realized that something was lost in translation, so to speak. He knew that he owned some of the best-growing sites in the appellation and he believed — rightly — that the grapes grown in his vineyards could produce long-lived world-class wines. In a move unusual at the time, he decided that he should make the wine himself. Not only did the quality of the wines increase greatly, but this move provided the capital to expand the Chapoutiers’ already legendary estate.
Côte Rôtie La Mordorée is perfumed, incredibly layered has lots of black raspberry fruits, flowers, potpourri, spice aromas and flavors. It’s a deep, rich, has solid mid-palate depth and sweet tannin. Presents a flash of iron through the finish.
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