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Domaine Pierre Gaillard Côte-Rôtie 2020

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Domaine Pierre Gaillard Côte-Rôtie 2020
Producer Domaine Pierre Gaillard
Region, Country Côte-Rôtie, France
Bottle Size 750ml
Product Code 20727-750

The Gaillard Côte-Rôtie is a co-fermented blend of 90% Syrah and 10% Viognier from the schist soils of Fongeant and Viallière (Ampuis), and a parcel of vines on gneiss at Semons in the south of the appellation. All the fruit was harvested by hand with a strict selection, ensuring only the finest bunches and berries made it into the final blend. Fruit was 100% de-stemmed and vinification involved a five-day, pre-fermentation soak and then regular punch-downs. The wine spent 18 months in barrique (50% new) and was bottled unfiltered. 

John Livingston-Learmonth’s w.o.w. acronym (in the review below) stands for “what one wants”. In John’s words: “It is a wine that immediately declares its pleasure.” This about sums up Gaillard’s 2020 Côte-Rôtie. It’s deliciously precocious and almost free drinking with a perfumed palate buoyed by gleaming freshness, seamless tannins, and a fine weave of silky fruit adding to the overall charm. “Buvabilité!” beamed Gaillard when he saw the smiles cross our faces. Drinkability!

Domaine Pierre Gaillard Côte-Rôtie 2020

Reviews

“Very dark robe; the bouquet has a beefy nature, is clad with ripe, full black berry-cassis fruit that carries sweetness. The palate is furnished with sweetly tuned coulis of blackberry flavours, is all about its immediate, giving, pleasing fruit, will be easy to appreciate. It ends roundly, backed by mild, fine tannins. It’s almost like a scented St Joseph rather than a wine of great structure, nothing wrong with that. It will tune in well to young drinkers, is based on fruit and fun, is w.o.w. Rôtie. From mid-2022. early-drinking pleasure.”
John Livingston-Learmonth, drinkrhone.com

Reviews

“Very dark robe; the bouquet has a beefy nature, is clad with ripe, full black berry-cassis fruit that carries sweetness. The palate is furnished with sweetly tuned coulis of blackberry flavours, is all about its immediate, giving, pleasing fruit, will be easy to appreciate. It ends roundly, backed by mild, fine tannins. It’s almost like a scented St Joseph rather than a wine of great structure, nothing wrong with that. It will tune in well to young drinkers, is based on fruit and fun, is w.o.w. Rôtie. From mid-2022. early-drinking pleasure.”
John Livingston-Learmonth, drinkrhone.com

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