"La Mouline"

Soil type

Terraced wines in the shape of a Roman amphitheatre. Gneis with lighly coloured silicone soil with limestone lœss.

Grape variety

89% Syrah, 11% Viognier.

Average age of vines

about 75 years

Winemaking

Thermoregulated stainless steel tanks. Traditional pumping over. Alcoholic fermentation/ 4 week maceration..

Ageing

42 months in new oak

Average yield

35 Hl / hectare. (25% removed after sorting).

Tasting

Eye : Ruby red with red vermillion tints.
Nose : Small red fruits, blackberry and floral violet aromas.Intensely aromatic, powerful but full of finesse.
Palate : Supple with balance between the finesse of the aromas and an explosive richness due to the concentration of the wine. Greatly expressive of the terroir.
Overall : A feminine wine with voluptuous silky texture and intense aromas.

Vintages 2008

 

Wine Advocate #198 - Dec 2011
Score : (89-91)

The weakest link among recent vintages, the 2008 Cote Rotie La Mouline reveals a weedy, green pepper note along with sweet tannin, a medium dark plum/ruby color, and a gentle roundness and lushness. By the time this cuvee is in bottle, I suspect it will be better than it was showing in Guigal’s cellars. Robert Parker.

 

Guide Bettane & Desseauve des vins de France

Score : 17,5/20

Plus parfumée que ses deux consœurs, comme toujours, un délié élégant et sans creux, une texture juteuse gourmande, elle vieillira bien.  

Consumption

A boire/à garder

Serving temperature

16°C to 18°C.

Ageing potential

20 years.

Food and wine matching

Exceptional wine, exceptional food, pheasant, partridge …
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