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Francois et Fils Cote Rotie 2016

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Francois et Fils Cote Rotie

Francois et Fils Cote Rotie 2014 is characterised by an instantly beautiful maturity, the wine exudes aromas of black fruits, violets and a touch of spice.

Francois et Fils Cote Rotie is well structured, with richness and a nice density, spices linger on the long finish.

The François family have been traditional farmers for four generations – their main activity is making farmhouse cheeses from the milk from their twenty-five cows, which they sell at local markets across the Rhône Valley.

They began bottling their own Côte-Rôtie in 1991, expanding it further when their son Yoann joined the business in 2004.

Initially the family sold all their grapes to the local ‘negociants‘ but they are doing so less and less as Yoann‘s wines are being recognized and experiencing increased demand. http://www.gaec-francois.sitew.com/#Accueil.

Today, the François family owns four hectares in Côte-Rôtie. These vineyards are situated in the lieu dit of ‘Les Rochains‘, ‘La Brosse‘, ‘Rochin‘ and ‘Le Bourrier‘.

The vines are low yielding and are harvested by hand due to the steepness of the slopes. Grapes from the young vines are sold to ‘négociants‘ or are used for their earlier drinking IGP Syrah.

Only the best and most expressive grapes are used to make their Côte-Rôtie.

Vineyards

The François family owns approximately four hectares of vines. Its Côte-Rôtie is made using grapes from three South facing parcels: ‘Les Rochains’, ‘Rozier’ and ‘Le Bourrier’ which account for about 1.5 hectares.

All three vineyards are located in the ‘Côte Brune’ in the Northern Rhône. The vineyards are very steep, as they usually are in this area, and grapes can only be harvested by hand.

The soil, mainly composed of mica-schist, is rich in minerals and has proven a good base for the 30-year-old vines of Syrah and Viognier. The vines are planted at a density of 8,000 to 9,000 per hectare and yields are 35 to 40 hectolitres per hectare.

Vintage information

The winter of 2014 was characterised by mild temperatures for the region and heavy rainfall until mid-March. Heat and water reserves brought on an early start to the growth cycle.

Spring was dry until late June, with few signs of water stress. Good flowering and fruit set showed promise of a great harvest. July and August were particularly cool and wet, slowing the development in the vineyards.

September started with two weeks of sunshine, resulting in optimal maturity of the grapes. Harvest started in the third week of September.

Vinification

Parcels were vinified separately and then blended to make a wine with great balance and layers of complexity.

Both batches were aged for 18 months in 20% new oak barrels (228 litre and 400 litre), before the wine was blended and bottled. In the Côte-Rôtie tradition, it was made with 5% Viognier and leaving around 30% of the stems on the Syrah.

Tasting Notes

Superbly concentrated with aromas of blackcurrants, brambles and blackberries and a delicious jammy character. It is well structured with richness and good density. Spices linger on the long finish.

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