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Côte Rôtie

Area classified as Cru (peak appellation) in the northern section of the Rhone on the right bank. The name means "Roasted or Roasted Slopes" and describes the hot, dry one climate or the sun-drenched vineyards (analogous to the appellation further south Cornas ). The area is one of the oldest wine-growing areas France, Already the Romans started viticulture here at the turn of the times and one of the first lovers of wine was the famous Roman poet Martial (40-102). The vineyards cover around 300 hectares of vineyards and are divided into three sub-areas. These are Tupin et Semons in the south, the central area around Ampuis and Verenay and St-Cyr-Sur-Le-Rhône in the north. There is a legend surrounding the two layers of Côte Brune (iron-containing clay) and Côte Blonde (calcareous) located in the central area. In the 16th century the feudal lord Maugiron is said to have inherited the property to his two daughters, one of whom was blonde and the other brunette. The two soil types result in different wines.

Côte Rôtie - Vineyards near Vienne

The floor consists of gneiss or mica slate, but a distinction is made in over 70 different layers with different floor types. The climate is a mix of continental and mediterranean influence. The local north wind called "Bise" protects the vines from excessive heat. Sometimes there are extremely steep terassierte Vineyards belonging to the steepest vineyards Counting in Europe. The dark colored tanninreiche Red wine is one of the big ones in France, which takes longer bottle aging to maturity arrives. However, this only applies to the privileged areas (not for flat plateaus). The best locations are the historic Côte Blonde and Côte Brune, as well as Les Grandes Places, La Landonne, Les Moutonnes and La Viallière. He is at least 80% Syrah and the white wine variety Viognier pressed together with the grapes mixed fermentation are processed. As special vintages apply in 1978, 1989, 1990, 1995, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2009. Well-known producers are Pierre Barge, Bernard Burgaud, Champet, Chapoutier, Clusel-Roch, Delas, Pierre Gaillard, Guigal. Jaboulet-Aîné. Joseph Jamet Jasmine ogier Domaine René Rostaing and Vidal-Fleury.

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