"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

Syrah 93%, Viognier 7%.

Average age of vines

50 years Vines planted in the 16th century.

Winemaking

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

Ageing

38 months in new oak.

Average yield

35 Hl/Hectare.

Average annual production

About 27.000 bottles.

Tasting

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 2010

Wine Advocate #210 - Dec 2013

Score : (94-96+)

Still in vats and getting ready to be bottled, the 2010 Cote Rotie Chateau d’Ampuis is a fresher, more delineated version of the 2009. Loaded with notions of cassis, smoke, licorice, pepper and assorted background meatiness, this gorgeous effort hits the palate with full-bodied richness and depth, serious concentration and ripe tannin, with everything framed nicely by bright acidity. Comprised of 93% Syrah and 7% Viognier and aged 38 months in 100% new French oak, it’s a serious, age-worthy effort that will require patience. Jeb Dunnuck.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Consumption

A garder

Serving temperature

16°C to 18°C.

Ageing potential

20 years

Food and wine matching

Game, red meat and cheese.
E.GUIGAL S.A.S. - CHÂTEAU D'AMPUIS - F69420 AMPUIS - Phone : +33(0)4.74.56.10.22 - Legal informations - Mobile version
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