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Domaine Jean Michel Gerin - Cote Rotie, Champin Le Seignuer 2013

Information

  • Country: France
  • Wine Region: Rhône
  • Wine Area: Northern Rhône
  • Wine Maker: Jean Michel Gerin
  • Grape: Shiraz/Syrah
  • Grape Percentage: 100% Syrah
  • Alcohol Percentage: 12.5%
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
  • Best To Drink: Drink Now - 2023
Duty/Vat Paid
Bin End Limited Stock: (4 btls)
WA: 90 (2013) VS: 91 (2013) JR: 17.5 (2013) WS: 93 (2013)

Wine tasting notes

The Syrah brings in smoke, violets and red fruits. The combination gives the wine a softer entry with underlying power and finesse. Easy to drink young, but can be kept for more than 10 years rewarding the patient consumer

Winery Information

Domaine Jean Michel Gerin

Six generations of the Gerin family have lived in Ampuis, at the heart of the Côte-Rôtie vineyard. The vineyard is just under 20 miles south of Lyon, and is the northernmost appellation in the Rhone Valley, as well as being one of the smallest, covering only 280 hectares. The influence the Mediterranean and continental climates produce robust wines with strong tannins that are also smooth and elegant. The regal Syrah grape is sometimes mixed with Viognier for a more refined wine. The.. read more

Expert Reviews

Wine Advocate/Robert Parker (2013)90 pts

Dec 2015 - Jeb Dunnock - The most forward, seductive and perfumed of the Côte Rôties, the inky-colored 2013 Côte Rôtie Champin Le Seigneur offers lots of warm spice, crushed flowers, spicy oak and black raspberry fruit. It has a modern feel, medium-bodied richness and a textured, fruit-loaded personality that’s ideal for drinking over the coming 7-8 years.

Vinous/Antonio Galloni (2013)91 pts

March 2016 - Inky ruby. Vibrant cherry and black currant aromas are complemented by suggestions of black pepper, violet and olive. Taut and structured on entry and then more open in the mid-palate, offering red berry and bitter cherry flavors sweetened by a floral pastille nuance and a hint of cola. Shows very good lift and focus on the gently tannic finish, which hangs on with very good, floral persistence. -- Josh Raynolds

JancisRobinson.com (2013)17.5 pts

Tasted Feb 2015 - Similar floral character to top Burgundy – Volnay or Vosne, perhaps. Some sweet oak on the finish. Pronounced black fruit on the palate with impressive persistence, and lots of woodspice to finish. (RH)

Wine Spectator (2013)93 pts

Aug 2017 - Well-built, with a focused beam of red currant, bitter plum and cherry fruit racing through, flanked by singed alder, dried bay and olive accents. Offers a long sanguine thread on the finish, where an encore of roasted apple wood and black tea notes takes over. Has ample grip in reserve. Best from 2019 through 2033.

Vinification Notes

The soils are made up of mica schist and loess, all on south-east facing slopes, with five distinct plots, one of which contributes 10 percent Viognier to the final assemblage. Élevage is divided between barriques (80 percent, half of which are new) and demi-muids (600- litre barrels)