"Château d'Ampuis"

Soil type

7 exceptional terroirs : Le Clos "Côte Blonde", La Garde "Côte Blonde", La Grande Plantée "Côte Blonde", La Pommière "Côte Brune", Le Pavillon Rouge "Côte Brune". Le Moulin "Côte Brune" La Viria "Côte Brune"

Grape variety

93% Syrah, 7% Viognier.

Average age of vines

50 years Vines planted in the 16th century.


Closed stainless steel tanks. Temperature controlled alcoholic fermentation, 4 week maceration..


38 months in new oak.

Average yield

36 Hl/hectare.

Average annual production

30.000 bottles and 3000 magnums


Eye : Deep dark colour with mauve tints.
Nose : Spices, black fruits and delicate oak aromas. A dense, expressive and intense nose.
Palate : A tannic and racy wine. Aromas of prunes, blackberry and vanilla. Powerful, concentrated and structured palate.
Overall : A wine from a tannic and muscular vintage due to the hot climate. Solid tannins, well rounded by long oak ageing.

Vintages 2012

eRobertParker.com #216 - Dec 2014
Score : (93-95)

I’ve loved the 2012 Cote Rotie Chateau d’Ampuis every time I’ve tasted it. Offering up gorgeous notes of dark fruits, pepper, charred earth and smoke, it hits the palate with a full-bodied, concentrated, deep and chewy texture. Incorporating 7% Viognier and aged just under 4 years in new barrels, it’s an awesome Cote Rotie that will have two decades or more of longevity. Jeb Dunnuck.


A garder

Serving temperature

16°C to 18°C.

Ageing potential

20 years

Food and wine matching

Game, red meat and cheese.
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