Côte Rôtie Vieilles Vignes
Maison Tardieu Laurent is one of the most highly acclaimed Haute Couture négociants in the Rhône. Michel Tardieu and his son Bastien run their Lourmarin winery in the Lubéron, depending on long-standing relationships with what they call their ‘partner vignerons’ throughout the Rhône Valley characterized by small yields, old vines, organic approach, large oak barrels and long ageing.
Today the production remains limited with two thirds coming from the southern Rhone and one third from the North. The wines are coveted by connoisseurs throughout the world and have earned consistently high praise from numerous respected wine critics. Anyone interested in exploring the splendors of the Rhone Valley would be fortunate to do it with the wines of Tardieu-Laurent!
100% Sérine clone (more than 60 years old). 100% stems. Fruit from Landonne, Lancement and Chavaroche. 12 months in new- and one-year-old oak plus a further 12 months in foudres (Tronçais and Allier). No fining, no filtration.
Deeply pitched, mineral-accented aromas of blackberry, cherry pie and violet are complemented by a suave suggestion of exotic spices. Sappy and alluringly sweet, offering palate-staining black/blue fruit, floral pastille and spicecake flavors and a subtle hint of salty olive. Finishes sweet, seamless and extremely long, displaying sharply delineated mineral and floral pastille notes and steadily building tannins.