Côte-Rôtie "La Mordorée"
2016
2015
2014
2013
2012
2011

This cuvée's primary source is a very steep, terraced vineyard in the Côte Brune above Ampuis. The soil here is notably more limestone schistous, compared to the Côte Blonde where more acidic and sandy soils grow wines of less dense color. Together these wines create a seamless whole in one of the most exciting appellations in the Northern Rhône. Pure Syrah, grown at minuscule yields from 70 year old vines, gives this wine power and spiciness, and perhaps less outright mass than any of Ermitage selections. Yet its sensual thrills resonate long after the taste has been consumed, and its gain in time of the more earthy and smoky notes so typical of great Côte Rôtie make it one of the world's unique wine wonders.

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Wine Notes
Color
Deep ruby
Aroma
Raspberry, a hint of violet, a touch of black olive tapenade and rosemary, with predominant spice and rosemary.
Taste
Full flavored, elegant, very well structured and balanced.
Product Information
Vintage: 
2016
Type:
Red
Grape Variety Used: 
100% 
Syrah
Appellation: 
Cote Rotie
Alcohol: 
13.50%
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
Hand harvesting at peak maturity. The grapes ferment in open wooden vats after total destemming. A cap punching and pumping over ensure a good extraction of the color and tannins.
Length/Type of Aging: 
Aged in oak casks (225 liters), one third of which is new.
Packaging Available:
  • 6
     - 
    750 ML
Imported From: 
France

This cuvée's primary source is a very steep, terraced vineyard in the Côte Brune above Ampuis. The soil here is notably more limestone schistous, compared to the the Côte Blonde where more acidic and sandy soils grow wines of less dense color. Together these wines create a seamless whole in one of the most exciting appellations in the Northern Rhône. Pure Syrah, grown at minuscule yields from 70 year old vines, gives this wine power and spiciness, and perhaps less outright mass than any of Ermitage selections. Yet its sensual thrills resonate long after the taste has been consumed, and its gain in time of the more earthy and smoky notes so typical of great Côte Rôtie make it one of the world's unique wine wonders.

View Label/Bottle

Wine Notes
Color
Deep ruby
Aroma
Raspberry, a hint of violet, a touch of black olive tapenade and rosemary, with predominant spice and rosemary.
Taste
Full flavored, elegant, very well structured and balanced.
Product Information
Vintage: 
2015
Type:
Red
Grape Variety Used: 
100% 
Syrah
Appellation: 
Cote Rotie
Alcohol: 
13.00%
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
Hand harvesting at peak maturity. The grapes ferment in open wooden vats after total destemming. A cap punching and pumping over ensure a good extraction of the color and tannins.
Length/Type of Aging: 
Aged in oak casks (225 liters), one third of which is new.
Packaging Available:
  • 6
     - 
    750 ML
Imported From: 
France

Unlike Burgundy and Bordeaux, the Rhône does not have an official cru (vineyard) classification system. There are, however, lieux-dits, “named places” or place names that denote vineyard sites and plots within each appellation. Chapoutier owns some of the most famous plots in the Rhône, including 34 hectares within the tiny Hermitage appellation. This collection of highly sought after wines is coined "Selections Parcellaires". These exceptional wines are created organically and biodinamically and are imported to the United States once per year.

This cuvée's primary source is a very steep, terraced vineyard in the Côte Brune above Ampuis. The soil here is notably more limestone schistous, compared to the Côte Blonde where more acidic and sandy soils grow wines that are less dense in color. Together these wines create a seamless masterpiece of the most exciting appellations in the Northern Rhône. Pure Syrah, grown at minuscule yields from 70-year old vines, gives this wine power and spiciness, and perhaps less outright mass than any of the Ermitage selections. Its sensual thrills resonate long after the taste has been registered, and its earthier, smokier notes, typical of great Côte Rôtie, make it one of the world's unique wine wonders.

View Label/Bottle

Wine Notes
Color
Deep ruby
Aroma
Raspberry, a hint of violet, a touch of black olive tapenade and rosemary, with predominant spice.
Taste
Full flavored, elegant, very well structured and balanced.
Product Information
Vintage: 
2014
Type:
Red
Grape Variety Used: 
100% 
Syrah
Appellation: 
Cote Rotie
Alcohol: 
13.00%
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
Hand harvested at peak maturity. The grapes ferment in open wooden vats after total destemming. A cap punching and pumping over ensure a good extraction of color and tannin.
Length/Type of Aging: 
Aging in 225 L oak casks, of which one third is new.
Bottled Date: 
Thursday, September 1, 2016
Release Date:
Thursday, November 17, 2016
Cases Produced: 
600
Packaging Available:
  • 6
     - 
    750 ML
Imported From: 
France
Unlike Burgundy and Bordeaux, the Rhône does not have an official cru (vineyard) classification system. There are, however, lieux-dits, “named places” or place names that denote vineyard sites and plots within each appellation. Chapoutier owns some of the most famous plots in the Rhône, including 34 hectares within the tiny Hermitage appellation. This collection of highly sought after wines is coined "Selections Parcellaires". These exceptional wines are created organically and biodinamically and are imported to the United States once per year. 
 
This cuvée's primary source is a very steep, terraced vineyard in the Côte Brune above Ampuis. The soil here is notably more limestone schistous, compared to the Côte Blonde where more acidic and sandy soils grow wines that are less dense in color. Together these wines create a seamless masterpiece of the most exciting appellations in the Northern Rhône. Pure Syrah, grown at minuscule yields from 70-year old vines, gives this wine power and spiciness, and perhaps less outright mass than any of the Ermitage selections. Its sensual thrills resonate long after the taste has been registered, and its earthier, smokier notes, typical of great Côte Rôtie, make it one of the world's unique wine wonders.

View Label/Bottle

Wine Notes
Color
Deep ruby
Aroma
Raspberry, a hint of violet, a touch of black olive tapenade and rosemary, with predominant spice.
Taste
Full flavored, elegant, very well structured and balanced.
Product Information
Vintage: 
2013
Type:
Red
Grape Variety Used: 
100% 
Syrah
Appellation: 
Cote Rotie
Alcohol: 
13.00%
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
Hand harvested at peak maturity. The grapes ferment in open wooden vats after total destemming. A cap punching and pumping over ensure a good extraction of color and tannin.
Length/Type of Aging: 
Aging in 225 L oak casks, of which one third is new.
Bottled Date: 
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Release Date:
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Cases Produced: 
600
Packaging Available:
  • 6
     - 
    750 ML
Imported From: 
France
Unlike Burgundy and Bordeaux, the Rhône does not have an official cru (vineyard) classification system. There are, however, lieux-dits, “named places” or place names that denote vineyard sites and plots within each appellation. Chapoutier owns some of the most famous plots in the Rhône, including 34 hectares within the tiny Hermitage appellation. This collection of highly sought after wines is coined "Selections Parcellaires". These exceptional wines are created organically and biodinamically and imported to the United States once per year. 
 
This cuvée's primary source is a very steep, terraced vineyard in the Côte Brune above Ampuis. The soil here is notably more limestone schistous, compared to the Côte Blonde where more acidic and sandy soils grow wines that are less dense in color. Together these wines create a seamless masterpiece of the most exciting appellations in the Northern Rhône. Pure Syrah, grown at minuscule yields from 70-year old vines, gives this wine power and spiciness, and perhaps less outright mass than any of the Ermitage selections. Its sensual thrills resonate long after the taste has been registered, and its earthier, smokier notes, typical of great Côte Rôtie, make it one of the world's unique wine wonders.

View Label/Bottle

Wine Notes
Color
Deep ruby
Aroma
Raspberry, a hint of violet, a touch of black olive tapenade and rosemary, with predominant spice and rosemary.
Taste
Full flavored, elegant, very well structured and balanced.
Product Information
Vintage: 
2012
Type:
Red
Grape Variety Used: 
100% 
Syrah
Appellation: 
Cote Rotie
Alcohol: 
13.00%
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
Hand harvesting at peak maturity. The grapes ferment in open wooden vats after total destemming. A cap puching and pumping over ensure a good extraction of the color and tannins.
Length/Type of Aging: 
In oak casks (225 Liters), of which a third is new.
Bottled Date: 
Monday, September 1, 2014
Release Date:
Saturday, November 1, 2014
Cases Produced: 
96
Packaging Available:
  • 6
     - 
    750 ML
Imported From: 
France
Unlike Burgundy and Bordeaux, the Rhône does not have an official cru (vineyard) classification system. There are, however, lieux-dits, “named places” or place names that denote vineyard sites and plots within each appellation. Chapoutier owns some of the most famous plots in the Rhône, including 34 hectares within the tiny Hermitage appellation. This collection of highly sought after wines is coined "Selections Parcellaires". These exceptional wines are created organically and biodinamically and imported to the United States once per year. 
 
This cuvée's primary source is a very steep, terraced vineyard in the Côte Brune above Ampuis. The soil here is notably more limestone schistous, compared to the Côte Blonde where more acidic and sandy soils grow wines that are less dense in color. Together these wines create a seamless masterpiece of the most exciting appellations in the Northern Rhône. Pure Syrah, grown at minuscule yields from 70-year old vines, gives this wine power and spiciness, and perhaps less outright mass than any of the Ermitage selections. Its sensual thrills resonate long after the taste has been registered, and its earthier, smokier notes, typical of great Côte Rôtie, make it one of the world's unique wine wonders.

View Label/Bottle

Wine Notes
Color
Deep ruby
Aroma
Raspberry, a hint of violet, a touch of black olive tapenade and rosemary, with predominant spice and rosemary
Taste
Full flavored, elegant, very well structured and balanced
Product Information
Vintage: 
2011
Type:
Red
Grape Variety Used: 
100% 
Syrah
Appellation: 
Cote Rotie
Alcohol: 
13.00%
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
Hand harvesting at peak maturity. The grapes ferment in open wooden vats after total destemming. A cap puching and pumping over ensure a good extraction of the color and tannins.
Length/Type of Aging: 
In oak casks (225 Liters), of which a third is new.
Packaging Available:
  • 6
     - 
    750 ML
Imported From: 
France