Wine Domaine Michel and Stephane Ogier, Cote-Rotie, 2009, 375 ml
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Reviews of purchase Domaine Michel and Stephane Ogier, Cote-Rotie, 2009, 375 ml
Wine purple-red color.
Velvety, thick taste of the wine has a good balance, fruity and spicy motifs.
The aroma of wine beautifully combines the nuances of violets, reds and dark fruit and spicy notes.
The wine is recommended to serve beef in mushroom sauce, duck, deer stew.
"Wine Ogier - perhaps the most fragrant, sexy, soft and mainly the most elegant wine appellasona" - Robert M. Parker, Jr. The World's Greatest Wine Estates, Simon & Schuster, NY, 2005.
Dry red wine Cote-Rotie, 2009 from farms Michel and Stephane Ogier created from Syrah grapes harvested from 25-year-old vines. Traditionally, the berries were purified from the peduncle, and sent to the pre-fermentation cold. After malolactic fermentation, the fermentation tanks wine was aged for 18 months, followed by filtration before bottling. Storage capacity - up to 2022.
Domain Michel et Stephane Ogier, in the opinion of eminent wine critic Robert Parker - is one of the best domains appellasone Cote-Rotie. The estate is about 8 hectares. The vineyards are located in six different parts of the Cote-Rotie - it's the world famous But de Mont, Lancement, Cote-Rozier, Champon, Besset, Serine, 3 hectares of which are located in the best areas (60% for Cote Blonde, 40% - on the Cote Brune).
Originally a family business engaged only in cultivation and sale of grapes. It was only in 1982 started production of its own wines. Controlled economy father - Michel Ogier and his 30-year-old son Stefan - a graduate of the famous School of Oenology in Bonn. Gradually, thanks to its great knowledge and talent, Stephen became a recognized winemaker, and took over almost the entire leadership of the economy. In 2008, Wine Spectator magazine called him "one of the best young winemakers of the new generation of this dynamic appellasona" and its wines - basic Cote-Rotie and two cuvées: " La Belle Helene "and" Lancement "were awarded the highest ratings.
In wine domain fields currently reducing the use of chemical agents and herbicides. Gradually planned to completely abandon the processing chemicals. For example, to date, the area on the Cote-Rozier, a crop that produces the best cuvee domain, - "La Belle Helene", is handled entirely without herbicides. Also being monitored constantly yielding vines; if necessary, remove excess bunches (producing so-called "green fee").