Cuvée Edmond - Red
Domaine Duclaux - Côte Rotie
Red,Côte Rotie
97% Syrah, 3% Viognier
history
Founded in 1928, the estate was bought by the great grandfather but has mainly been developed by the father, Edmond Duclaux. Today David and Benjamin work manually their 5.8 hectares of vines on the narrow terraces of the Tupin and Semons hillsides.IIn the will to respect their incredible environment, they do not use any insecticide or acaricide. Also they want their Côte-Rôtie to reflect the southern ‘terroirs’ of the Côte-Rôtie appellation expressing the finesse and the balance of the gneiss soils. "Brothers David and Benjamin Duclaux have ratcheted up their game considerably as this has become one of the best of the small estate bottlers of Cote Rotie. Their cellars and vineyards are at the southern end of the appellation, in the sectors known as Coteaux de Tupin and Maison Rouge. The Cuvee Edmond is a homage to Edmond Duclaux, one of the pioneers in the renewal of cote-rotie appellation.
Vineyard
Plots on steep terraces. It is a typical soil of the South of appellation (Gneiss). Viticulture tasks are handmade as several centuries ago. 40 hl/ha.
Winemaking
Harvested by hand. 80% destemmed. Vatting for 3 weeks. Temperature controlled alcoholic fermentation. Traditional pumping over the cap. It should ageing about 20 months in oak barrels.
Tasting notes
Eye : bright ruby red Nose : Silky and harmonious nose. floral and Palate: fresh and dense palate with peppery notes, smoke and a long spicy finish.
Food pairing
Rare rib or rump of beef. Roast lamb. Serving temperature : 17° - 18° C.
Aging potential
It can be laid down for 5 to 15 years.
Grape varieties
97% Syrah, 3% Viognier
Terrisson Wines
195 rue Guy Arnaud
30900 Nîmes - FRANCE
+33 (0)4.66.23.44.22
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