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4.1
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Domaine Gérard Côte-Rôtie

Domaine Gérard
2019
2020
$68.00
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750 mL
Wine Type
Red Wine
RegionRhone
Alcohol Level
Country
France
SubregionCôte-Rôtie
Drinking Window
GrapesShiraz/Syrah
Wine Description:
Domaine Gérard Côte-Rôtie is a renowned winery located in the Côte-Rôtie appellation in the Rhône Valley, France. This esteemed producer is known for crafting exceptional wines that showcase the unique terroir of the region. The vineyards of Domaine Gérard Côte-Rôtie are characterized by steep slopes and granite soils, which contribute to the distinctiveness of their wines. The winemaking process at this domaine is meticulous, with a focus on traditional techniques and minimal intervention. The resulting wines are elegant and expressive, with a harmonious balance of fruit, acidity, and tannins. Domaine Gérard Côte-Rôtie wines are highly sought after for their complexity, finesse, and ability to age gracefully.
Pros:
  • Intense and complex aromas with notes of black fruits, spices, and smoked meat.
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Cons:
  • High price point, making it less accessible for casual wine drinkers.
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User Rating:

4.1
Regularly Reviewed

Expert Rating:

3.8

Wine Expert Note:

Domaine Gérard Côte-Rôtie is a renowned wine from the Côte-Rôtie appellation in the Northern Rhône region of France. This wine is crafted with meticulous care and expertise by Domaine Gérard, a respected producer known for their commitment to quality. On the nose, this wine offers a complex bouquet that combines both primary and secondary aromas. You can expect to find a captivating blend of dark fruits such as blackberry and black cherry, intertwined with floral notes of violet and hints of dried herbs. With age, additional aromas of leather, tobacco, and earthy nuances may develop, adding further depth and complexity. When it comes to the palate, Domaine Gérard Côte-Rôtie showcases a harmonious balance between fruit, acidity, and tannins. The wine is typically medium to full-bodied, with a velvety texture that coats the mouth. Flavors of ripe black fruits, such as blackcurrant and plum, are often present, accompanied by subtle hints of black pepper and spices. The tannins are generally well-integrated, providing structure and a pleasant grip, while the acidity lends freshness and vibrancy to the overall profile. Domaine Gérard Côte-Rôtie is known for its ability to age gracefully. With proper cellaring, this wine can develop further complexity and tertiary aromas over time. It is recommended to decant the wine before serving to allow it to fully express its aromatic potential. Overall, Domaine Gérard Côte-Rôtie is a sophisticated and elegant wine that showcases the unique terroir of the Côte-Rôtie appellation. It pairs exceptionally well with game meats, roasted lamb, or hearty stews. Enjoy it now or cellar it for several years to experience its full potential.
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