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Domaine Xavier Gérard, Côte-Rôtie “Le Mollard”Northern Rhône, France 2019 (750mL)

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Domaine Xavier Gérard, Côte-Rôtie “Le Mollard” Northern Rhône, France 2019 (750mL)

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Earth
Body
Tannin
Acid
Alcohol

While Xavier’s standard Côte-Rôtie bottling is a blend of vines from various parcels, every once in a while, he will release a bottling specifically from his “Le Mollard” lieu-dit. It is essentially a meticulous selection of his best-performing old vines that sees a 50% whole-cluster fermentation before 30 months of maturation in 40% new French barrels. It is bottled unfined and unfiltered. Only a couple of barrels are selected for this special label. Because it’s so rare, I’ve never had the fortune of trying it. Case in point: The entire state of California was allotted 30 bottles. We have six. 

  • CountryFrance
  • RegionNorthern Rhône
  • Sub-RegionCôte-Rôtie
  • SoilGranite & Schist
  • FarmingSustainable
  • BlendSyrah 94%, Viognier 6%
  • Alcohol14.5%
  • OakFrench Barrels, 40% New
  • Temp.Serve at 60° F
  • GlasswareBordeaux Stems
  • Drinking2024-2039
  • Decanting90 Minutes
  • PairingLamb Tagine

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