Rene Rostaing Les Lézardes Syrah 2018 - Bottle Shop of Spring Lake
Rene Rostaing Les Lézardes Syrah 2018
SKU: 06160

Rene Rostaing Les Lézardes Syrah 2018

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750ml
$49.99

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The estate dates back to 1971, but rose to real prominence in the early ‘90s after founder René Rostaing inherited a treasure trove of prime vineyards from two of Cote Rotie’s early giants; his father-in-law, Albert Dervieux, and uncle, Marius Gentaz. René’s son, Pierre, today tends over 7.5ha of vines in 14 climats, including some of Côte Rôtie’s most revered vineyards such as La Landonne, Côte Blonde, La Viallière, and Côte Brune. 

Winemaking follows the classical model. Up to 100% of the stems are used depending on vintage and ripeness. An extended, gentle maceration is followed by aging in a mix of pièce and demi-muid, with only about 10-15% new. For this wine, Les Lézardes, the Rostaing family blends several parcels of old vines immediately adjoining Côte Rôtie as well as fruit from an actual Côte Rôtie vineyard in Tupin he re-planted in 2006. The domaine bottles it finally as a Vins de Pays red. All hand harvested fruit.  Traditional vinification. Maceration of 7-20 days, 50-75% whole cluster barring the event of less than ripe stems. Aged in a combination of older barrels. Only 600 cases made.  

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This is one of the best Rhône reds we have tasted in a very, very long time. It really blew us away. Look for oodles of raspberries, blackberries, licorice and sweet spices, in a dense yet fresh and balanced style.

March 2021
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This cuvée has impressed the past couple of vintages. The 2018 IGP Collines Rhodaniennes les Lezardes Syrah is fragrant and fruit driven, with attractive scents of raspberries, blackberries and licorice. It's medium to full-bodied, with solid tannic clout on the finish that lets you know this isn't just another easy-drinking Syrah. 89-91

Anthony Mueller

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