Domaine Clusel-Roch Cote-Rotie Vialliere 2015
Cote-Rotie Vialliere is farmed from a tiny (0.6 ha) vineyard planted on iron & mica-schist soils. It is 100% Syrah from vines averaging 30 years of age. Grapes are hand-harvested and sorted, put into tank by gravity, partially de-stemmed, and fermented with indigenous yeasts. The wine is aged for 2 years in oak barrels (25% new) with no filtration before bottling. Typically very aromatic, with big fruit in the mid-palate, and mineral on the finish.
WA95: "The 2015 Cote Rotie Vialliere combines haunting aromas and flavors of intense, super ripe cassis and plum with firm tannins and a dry, astringent finish. In the end, the fruit should prevail, but give this medium to full-bodied wine awhile in the cellar to round into form." - Wine Advocate