Wine Cote-Rotie "La Mordoree" AOC, 2002
Reviews of purchase Cote-Rotie "La Mordoree" AOC, 2002
Wine of deep red color.
Wine with an elegant, full bodied with a fine structure, balance and long finish.
The aroma of wine felt shades of raspberry, violets, black olives and spices, with dominant notes of tapenade and rosemary.
The wine is recommended to serve with meat, game - pheasant or wild duck, and cheeses.
Cote Rotie wines rightfully among the greatest wines in the world, they are rare and highly valued. Cote Rotie, which means "roasted slopes" - tiny vineyards just below Lyon, in the north of the Rhone Valley. These vineyards are among the oldest in the Rhone Valley: they were known in Rome before our era. There is an old legend that the owner of the Cote Rotie Mr. Mozhiron, who had two daughters, blonde and brunette, each commanded by "shore." Thus were born the names - Côte Blonde and Côte Brune.
The area in which it grows grapes for wine "La Mordoree", located in Côte Blonde. Here are planted only varieties Syrah and Viognier. Grapes on these ancient terraces being protected from cold northern winds and the Mistral is poured under the south-east the sun. After maturing, he's going to hand. To manufacture the juice extracted by gravity, which is fermented in concrete tanks at a temperature not above 32 ° C. To ensure fault saturated color and tannins used daily pumping using a pump. Aging occurs in beverage 225 liter drums, some of which - a new, for 14-18 months. "La Mordore" is not filtered. Storage capacity "La Mordoree" is at least 30 years, but can be as high as 75 years!
Chapoutier known name in the Rhone Valley to 1808. Distant ancestor Chapoutier - Polydor was the first who began to buy vines, becoming not just a winegrower but wine producer and businessman. The current president of the Wine House - Michel Chapoutier - a representative of the seventh generation of the family, a person charismatic and energetic, curious and visionary. Before becoming a winemaker, Michel traveled. During these visits, he carefully studied the diversity, richness and subtlety of wine. In his farm he managed to combine this knowledge with the rich traditions of the family.
At the moment M. Shaputier owns one of the most prestigious estates in the Rhone Valley. Wines are produced in the appellations of the Hermitage, Croz Hermitage, Cote Roti, Condrieu, Saint-Joseph, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Trikasten. The largest estate of the family Shaputier is in the Hermitage. In addition, the household of Shaputier keeps under control the production and sale of wines in the appellation Kornas, Saint-Perey, Muscat de Bom-de-Veniz, Côte-du-Rhône Vilage and Tavel. Michelle Shapoutier, who became head of the company in 1990, regards as his most significant achievement the transition to biodynamic methods of working in vineyards, since they are the ones that best allow us to reflect the qualitative characteristics of terroirs. M. Chapoutier wines repeatedly won the highest score of 100 points in the ranking of the famous wine critic Robert Parker.