Domaine Levet - 2019 Maestria Cote Rotie

2019 Maestria Cote Rotie

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Variety
Syrah
Region
Cote Rotie, France
Volume
750ml

It’s impossible to give a tasting note to a wine of such promise, power and poise. These wines will reward patient cellaring, so those who can wait come forth. Once opened, they will undoubtedly change your life. They reflect the heart of this region, difficult to tame, endlessly explorative. Nicole Levet’s grandfather first purchased vineyards in Ampuis in 1936 and began making wine immediately thereafter. Initially, he delivered his Cote Rotie in barrels to the city of St. Etienne where he...Read More...

It’s impossible to give a tasting note to a wine of such promise, power and poise. These wines will reward patient cellaring, so those who can wait come forth. Once opened, they will undoubtedly change your life. They reflect the heart of this region, difficult to tame, endlessly explorative.

Nicole Levet’s grandfather first purchased vineyards in Ampuis in 1936 and began making wine immediately thereafter. Initially, he delivered his Cote Rotie in barrels to the city of St. Etienne where he sold it to bistros and cafes for consumption by the miners of that city. In 1966, Nicole’s father, Marius Chambeyron, began to bottle a small portion of the production of the estate. Marius unfortunately fell ill so Nicole, and her husband, Bernard Levet, were prepared to continue Chambeyron’s life’s work. It was with the formidable 1983 vintage that Bernard Levet took over the wine production as well as the management of the vineyard with Nicole. Nicole & Bernard’s daughter Agnes now runs the estate. The Domaine’s current total production is 12,000 to 15,000 bottles annually and is exclusively of the appellation of Cote Rotie. The domaine consists of 3.5 hectares of vineyards, all of which are located within the boundaries of the town of Ampuis and are entitled to the Cote Rotie appellation. The vineyards are all steeply terraced and must be worked and harvested manually. 

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