Georges Vernay Maison Rouge Côte-Rôtie 2019
17.5+/20 POINTS: James Lawther MW, JancisRobinson.com
Aged 24 months in barrel (30% new oak).
Old Vine Syrah (1924, 1970, 1972), southern sector site of Maison Rouge, combines sand, granite and heavier soils in two plots, destemmed, 3 week vinification, pumping overs, 1-2 manual cap punchings, aged 30% new, 70% 3-4 year oak 24 months, aged 40-50% new, 50-60% 1-3 year oak 24 months, unfined, filtered, 5,000 bottles.
The flagship Côte Rôtie Maison Rouge comes all from a lieu-dit in the southern portion of the appellation and was fermented with around 20% whole clusters and aged two years in barrel. Beautifully complex and nuances, with notes of framboise, black cherries, bay leaf and loads of spice, this beauty has medium to full-bodied richness, fine, elegant tannin, solid concentration and a great finish. It shines for its elegance, purity and complexity.
“Deep crimson hue. Dark and subdued but with an undertow of dark fruit and spice and just a hint of oak. Lovely depth of fruit on the palate but with a lightness of touch and marked vibrancy and freshness. Tannins so fine and well-integrated you can barely feel them. Persistent finish. Great balance.”
— James Lawther MW, JancisRobinson.com
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