"La Landonne"

Soil type

Limestone clay very rich in iron oxyde.

Grape variety

100 % Syrah.

Average age of vines

About 35 years.

Winemaking

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

Ageing

42 months in new oak.

Average yield

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

Tasting

Eye : Red black with deep dark tints.
Nose : Small black fruits, liquorice and roasted notes and oriental spices. Powerful and intense aromas.
Palate : Powerful attack with important tannic structure. Rich and concentrated. Fully expressive of the terroir.
Overall : Great ageing potential, structured and concentrated with a rare intensity of flavour and colour.

Vintages 2008

 

Wine Advocate #198 - Dec 2011 Robert Parker

Score : (91-93)

The 2008 Cote Rotie La Landonne is a remarkable effort in this challenging vintage. Although harder edged than normal, it possesses loads of concentration along with abundant notes of roasted herbs, coffee, charcuterie, grilled meats, Asian soy sauce and black fruits. Medium-bodied and intense with moderate tannin, it should age well for 15 or more years. Drink: 2011 – 2026. Robert Parker.

 

Guide Bettane & Desseauve des Vins de France

Score : 18/20

Un nez typique de vendange entière, intensément floral, la grosse matière tannique a parfaitement supporté l’élevage, même si les arômes du bois doivent encore se fondre. Il faut de toute façon l’attendre, c’est encore un peu ferme.  

Consumption

A boire/à garder

Serving temperature

16°C to 18°C.

Ageing potential

35 years ...

Food and wine matching

Exceptional wine, exceptional food, pheasant, partridge, hare
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