La Germine Red
Domaine Duclaux - Côte-Rôtie
Red,Côte-Rôtie
95% Syrah - 5% 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.  - R.PARKER.
Vineyard
Vineyards planted on terraces. Soils made of gneiss. Vines : 30 years old - 5.5 Ha - Yield : 35Hl/Ha - 2.1 T /acre.
Winemaking
Grapes are hand harvested and entirely destemmed. Maceration of 3 weeks at controlled temperature. Wines aged 22 months in oak barrels (only 20% of new oak).
Tasting notes
Intense ruby color. Elegant and racy nose, black fruits, spices, hints of smokiness. Dense in the palate with velvety tannins. Long and mineral finish. "From a top-notch vintage for Duclaux, the 2006 Cote Rotie La Germine boasts a fragrant bouquet of sweet red and black fruits intermixed with hints of caramel, forest floor, licorice, and bacon fat. Round, generous, seductive, and seamlessly constructed, it should provide immense pleasure over the next decade." R.PARKER
Food pairing
Red meat "en sauce", game, grilled meat and duck.
Aging potential
5 - 15 years.
Grape varieties
95% Syrah - 5% Viognier.
Press
Current and upcoming vintage ratings :
202093 Decanter
202091-93 Wine Advocate
202091-93 Jeb Dunnuck
201990-92 Jeb Dunnuck
201991 Wine Advocate
201993 Wine Spectator
201893 Wine Spectator
201893 Jeb Dunnuck
201891-93 Wine Advocate
93
2018
Dark, smoldering style, with steeped black currant and black cherry compote flavors lined with black tea, cast iron and dried bay notes. Cast iron note keeps the finish driving along nicely. Best from 2022 through 2034
James Molesworth - Wine Spectator
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