If you love the elegance and power of northern Rhône Syrah, Côte Rôtie in particular, you won't go wrong with this classy gem. "There are few doing Côte Rôtie better than this guy" said critic Jeb Dunnock and this is his new great value alternative.
It means reserving the latest vintage before it is bottled. By paying an instalment 'up front', you reserve wine while it is still in the barrel, before the wines are shipped to the UK up to 18 months after being reserved, depending on the region.
The advantages of ‘En Primeur’ buying
Demand for fine wines is always high as there simply isn’t enough to go around. En Primeur guarantees you an allocation of the finest wines – providing you are quick!
How does payment work?
Now you need only pay the ‘cellar door’ price. Prior to delivery, we will invoice you for the second instalment (duty – around £2.23 a bottle at today’s prices) plus VAT on the total. Delivery (currently £7.99) is also applicable, unless you are a member of Unlimited. Alternatively, you can keep your case stored In Bond or Duty Paid in our state of the art temperature- and humidity-controlled customer storage facility (currently £10.80 per case per year).
After placing your order we will sent you a Reservation Certificate to your billing address. If the wines you have chosen are sold out we’ll contact you to advise which are still available.
"There are few people doing Côte Rôtie better than this guy"
Jeb Dunnock, Critic On René Rostaing
Critic Andrew Jefford echoes Dunnock – René Rostaing “has made himself into one of the very finest producers of Côte-Rôtie”, and Parker also has high praise for the Rostaing wines. Although Les Lézardes isn't claiming to be Côte Rôtie, it certainly is a brilliant value taste of this domaine's style. René Rostaing founded the property in 1971 with less than half a hectare, split between the Côte Blonde and La Landonne. He inherited another 5.5 hectares and regularly is cited as the best producer of the vintage. His son Pierre has now joined him as winemaker. They eschew the riper, more populist style of the region, making true vins de garde. Even this IGP needs time. Decant an hour beforehand or cellar. Exquisite with lamb or beef casserole.
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