La Rosine is a bottling of pure Syrah from vineyards located between Cote Rotie and Condrieu, and averaging 15 years in age. The wine is vinified in new, one and two year-old barrels. The La Rosine displays the classic Cote Rotie aromas and flavors of smoked meats, ripe plums and spice. This is an awesome entry-level wine from the northern Rhone, and is less than half the price of good Cote Rotie.
|This tiny estate, located in the village of Ampuis, consists of 15 acres (6 acres are within the Cote Rotie appellation). Prior to 1980, Michel, the father, sold off both his fruit and the wines he produced to the large negociant Marcel Guigal. Michel began to bottle his wines under his own label, and Bobby’s first vintage working with Domaine Ogier was 1988. Today, more than 20 years later, Stephane Ogier, his son, is in charge of the property. His youthful energy and passion for the vineyards and winemaking have resulted in the estate’s rise to superstar status over the past ten years.