Domaine Michel & Stephane Ogier Côte-Rôtie
2013 Heritages Cotes du Rhone Rose
France: Côtes du Rhône
Today’s wine is fantastic and, if you love great rosé, we offer it to you with our boldest recommendation!
On the palate, this wine presents the lively flavor young strawberry at the edges of the tongue. As the wine settles on to the tongue, it begins to spread additional flavors inward. These include flavors of white peach, citrus, rose petal and more. This spread of new flavors is intriguing and it leads to a finish that is exceedingly long for a rosé.
Overall, the wine is delicate, delicious and simply sublime. On the finish, flavors cling to the tongue with an almost velvety coating. We really love this wine and we will be stocking our own summertime cellars with at least a case.
Very pretty in the glass, with hues that remind us of a deep pink rose or a light hibiscus tea.
Young strawberry, light raspberry, red currant, fresh citrus and a hint of flinty minerality.
Dynamic and evolving with lush, mouth coating flavors of young strawberry, ripened peach, flint, watermelon rind, light citrus, rose petals and subtle raspberry.
Very long and very dynamic with flavors that don’t seem to end. In fact, flavors evolve onto the palate long after the wine leaves your mouth.
Grilled scallops skewers with ruby red grapefruit and chile glaze.
What the Winery Says
- Didier Couturier
- Côtes du Rhône AOC
- Fruit Variety
- Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault, Mourvedre
- Soil Type
- Slopes of sandy clay; alluvial deposits on terraces and gravels.
- Short maceration (about 12 hours), fermentation at low temperature (50-54°F)