Domaine de Boisseyt Cote-Rotie ‘Cote Blonde’ Rouge 2020

Type: Red
Country: France
Region: Northern Rhone
Grape Variety: 95% Syrah, 5% Viognier
Alcohol Percentage: 14%
Viticulture: Organic Farming

Climate: Continental climate with harsh winters but warm summers. Its climate is influenced by the mistral wind, which brings colder air from the Massif Central
Terroir: The “Côte Blonde” is one of the most prestigious plots in the world. This 1934 plot, in the shape of an amphitheatre, is planted with 95% Syrah and 5% Viognier. Vines here are planted in vertiginous terraces above the village of Ampuis. The terroir is composed of mica schist, a rock formed from quartz and thin mica beds, with significant clay content.
Ageing: Manual harvesting of grapes at optimum maturity. 30% of the grapes are destemmed at vatted, after light crushing. Maceration for 21 days in 30hl stainless steel vats. Aged for 18 months in 12hl barrels. No fining or filtration before bottling

Color: Dark red with purple hues
Nose: Aromas of black fruits with hints of garrigue, spices and flowers that adds to its complexity
Palate: Velvety and silky palate with notes of ripe fruits over spicy tannins. Great length on the finish

About the Winery:
The first mention of Domaine De Boisseyt ‘Viniblio de Boissie’ dates back to the 14th Century. However, it is more recently (after the French Revolution in 1797) that Domaine De Boisseyt was formed. Family run for six generations by the Chol family, Didier and Agnes Chol decided to retire after their children did not want to take over the winery. They chose to sell to winemaking partners Olivier Decelle and Pierre-Jean Villa in 2017 and appreciated that the acquisition would allow for transmission to the next generation.

Domaine de Boisseyt has an annual production of 5,000 cases produced from 24 acres spread among Côte-Rotie, Condrieu, St-Joseph and Vin de Pays, which includes some legendary plots. Both Decelle and Villa are committed to sustainability, with an aim to convert the entire estate to organic viticulture and re-establish Domaine De Boisseyt as one of the great Northern Rhone producers.