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Côte Rôtie

Côte Rôtie is one of the oldest vineyards in France. It was set up by the Romans. The Côte Rôtie with its hills bathed in sun, produces a warm, robust, full-bodied, richly colored red wine. Harsh and dark when they are young those wines become softer and develop with age an excellent bouquet. Two grape-varieties dominate the production, Viognier and Syrah.

Wines of Côte Rôtie are often considered as the best Côtes du Rhône. Some Côte Rôtie wine makers and lovers use to split the best of the wines into brown Côte Rôtie and blonde Côte Rôtie. Browns are stronger and mature longer, blondes are more delicate.

Read more about Rhône wines with :
- The Wines of the Northern Rhône

Côte Rôtie wine information :

Name: Appellation Côte Rôtie Controlée
Location: North part of Rhone Valley, around Vienne city, on the right bank of the river
Places: Saint-Cyr-sur-Rhône, Ampuis and Tupin-Semons
Soil: Granite
Clay or sand
Size: 200 ha (500 acres)

1.1 million bottles
Only red wine !


Syrah 80%
Viognier 20%

Type of wines: Full-body red wine
Age: 8 to 15 years
2005, 2004, 2003, 1999, 1998, 1995, 1991
Aromas in Côte Rôtie:



Roasted lamb
Roasted duck



St Marcellin

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More pages about Côtes du Rhône : Côtes du Rhône region

Wines from Côtes du Rhône :
Côte Rôtie - Condrieu - Château Grillet - Hermitage - Crozes Hermitage - Cornas - Côtes du Rhône aoc - Côtes du Rhône villages - Gigondas - Châteauneuf du Pape - Côtes du Ventoux - Wines from Côtes du Rhône

About Côtes du Rhône wine region :
Côtes du Rhône wine information - Rhône region information - Rhône wine map - Winemaking in Côtes du Rhône - Rhône wines and food - Buy wine - Côtes du Rhône main page

Other french wine regions :
Alsace - Bordeaux - Bourgogne / Burgundy - Champagne - Corsica - Languedoc-Roussillon - Loire Valley - Provence - South West of France



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