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18 Colibri Rotie

18 Colibri Rotie
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95% Syrah, 3% Viognier, 2% Roussanne

In the northernmost commune of the Rhone almost in Beaujolais, lies the Cote Rotie. Here we find the origins of a most curious winemaking style that has led the world in blending aromatic white grapes with powerful, masculine reds. In this small commune, only two grapes can be legally planted and grown if the derivative wine is to bear the appellation’s name. These are Syrah and Viognier. Additionally, the two grapes must be harvested together and fermented together. Well…our Colibri rendition was blended after the fact, but it still bears a striking resemblance to these historic and storied field blends with a little help from our friend, Roussanne

Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Varietal
Blend
Vineyard Designation
Colibri Vineyard
Aging
16 months in 15% new French Oak
Alcohol %
13.4
Wine Profile
Production Notes
50 cases produced
Winemaker Notes
Fermented in ¾ ton open-top fermenters. Hand punched thrice daily.
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