Levet Cote Rotie "Les Journaries" 2017 - Depanneur Wines

Bernard Levet - Cote Rotie "Les Journaries" 2017 (13% ABV) 750ml

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Somehow Levet’s wines are still in the realm of affordable when compared with other standout Côte-Rôtie producers. Les Journaries comes from 45-year-old vines from the famed “La Landonne”. It’s the more elegant and graceful of the two with more present accessibility with still the option to age 10-15 years. We were lucky enough to get 6 bottles in. A true gem in any collector's cellar and a gem in my heart.

100% Syrah

Practicing Organic

-60-70% whole cluster press

-Fermented in epoxy lined steel tanks (3 weeks maceration)

-matured 24 months in a combination of 600L demi-muids and 30 heco-liter foudres (15% new oak)

-Lightly fined and unfiltered.

-1500 bottles imported into US market

Bernard Levet farms 3.5 hectares of vines above the village of Ampuis. He owns vines in some of the most prestigious real estate in the Côte-Rôtie appellation, including the famed parcels “Moulin” and “Landonne.” (You might be familiar with the latter vineyard site, made famous by E. Guigal, whose La Landonne bottling of the same vintage retails for $300-$400). These properties have been in the family since the 1930s and today they are still farmed in exactly the same manner: no tractors, no chemicals, and everything is done by hand.