Wine Domaine Michel and Stephane Ogier, Saint-Joseph "Le Passage" AOC, 2016
Reviews of purchase Domaine Michel and Stephane Ogier, Saint-Joseph "Le Passage" AOC, 2016
The wine is dark red in color.
Soft, pleasant taste of wine is different bright colors of red fruit and subtle spicy flavor.
The aroma of wine there are shades of black cherry, black pepper and anise.
The wine goes well with white and red meats, cheeses, poultry.
"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.
Saint-Joseph, 2008 - red wine, created from grapes Syrah harvested vineyards appellasona Saint-Joseph on the southern and south-eastern exposure. Vintage 2008 has a strong and passionate male character, with a harmonious fruit flavors and good development potential. The wine will reach its peak in 2014.
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").