STORY BEHIND THIS WINE
A historic Northern Rhone house founded in 1808, still in the ownership of the Chapoutier family. This is an estate that is going from strength to strength and many would argue that it is in its golden phase. The Côte-Rôtie vineyard area is certainly one of the oldest in France (over 2,000 years). “Les Bécasses” is a blend of several parcels growing on well-exposed slopes, such as La Brocarde, La Viallière, Côte-Rosier, Côte Blonde, Côte Brune, and Les Coteaux de Tupin, which have made the Côte-Rôtie appellation famous.
80% of the wine is aged in oak barrels with a majority of new wood.
Glorious notes of raspberries, a hint of violets, predominantly spicy with rosemary, black olive and tapenade notes, characteristic of the Côte-Rôtie appellation. Palate: ample and deep, woody, spicy and vanilla finish.
“Mid-deep, vibrant ruby. Floral lift, with some animal tones too. Clove oak with ripe raspberry and strawberry. Elegant aromatics. Supple, ripe raspberry and red cherry palate entry, with subtle spice, floral tones and a hint of roasted meat. Very fine-grained, quite firm tannins coat the mouth nicely. Long, floral finish. Exudes elegance and class.” Jancis Robinson 17/20
Wine Enthusiast 95 Points