2013 Côte-Rôtie, La Viallière, Domaine Jean-Michel Gerin

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The vines are located just above the domaine in the village of Vernay, a couple of miles to the north of Ampuis. These are steep, granitic vineyards, farmed at a relatively high density. The wine is aged in demimuid for 18 months and once again, to my mind at least, justifies the decision to create another cuvée, such is its distinctive nature. Spice follows the dark fruit around the palate, and then there are more unusual herbal notes, with perhaps a touch of iodine, which challenge and delight in equal measure. Drink 2018 to 2024. Simon Field MW - Rhône Buyer