Ampodium is René Rostaing’s signature wine, and is made from 13 different parcels of grapes from vines around 40 years. The result is a magnificent silky Côte Rôtie with trademark violet, blackberry and smoky bacon aromas and elegant richness.
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Beyond the Label
Muscular, firm tannic structure, with generous blackberry and pepper
Black hedgerow fruits with hints of violets and smoky bacon
Young Pierre Rostaing, now in charge of winemaking at the estate, is "making some of the best wines of Côte-Rôtie” (Wine Advocate). His father René started in 1971 with less than half a hectare, split between the Côte Blonde and La Landonne. He inherited another 5.5 hectares from his father in law and uncle, and now, with Pierre's assistance, makes some of the appellation’s finest wines. The two agree on making their wines taste of true Côte Rôtie terroir, and eschew the riper, easy styles. This 2017 shows clearly "Ampodium is reaching new heights" (Wine Advocate). It is firm, layered and muscular. Approachable now if decanted well beforehand, this wine will improve enormously with age. Exquisite with lamb shanks or baked aubergine.
"Young Pierre Rostaing has been on a roll, making some of the best wines in Côte Rôtie"
Joe Czerwinski Wine Advocate
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