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Côte-Rôtie

"Château d'Ampuis"

Produced from seven of the most exceptional plots of the domain, Château d’Ampuis is a classy wine with toasty aromas of black fruit. Its tannic structure and elegance contribute to its ageing potential.

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

37 Hl/Hectare.

Average annual production

Around 30.000 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.
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Vintages 2016

JEB DUNNUCK

Score : (95-97)

The 2016 Côte Rôtie Château D'Ampuis tastes like a mini La Turque with its classic crème de cassis fruit, notes of spice and caramelized meats, full body, and straight-up perfect balance. With sweet tannins and a great mid-palate, it’s another rock star vintage from this cuvée.

WINE ADVOCATE

Score : (93 - 95)

Already charming, the 2016 Cote Rotie Chateau d'Ampuis features delicate pie crust notes layered over herbal-floral nuances and plush, silky raspberries. It’s not as concentrated or rich as the 2015 but more classic in style. It looks as if it will be the easier of the pair to drink young.

 

Consumption

A boire/à garder

Serving temperature

16°C to 18°C.

Ageing potential

20 years

Food and wine matching

Game, red meat and cheese.

The cooperage

of the domain

Producing

exceptional wines