A baby white Chateauneuf, and raucous perfumed blend of 30% each Grenache Blanc and Roussanne, and the remainder Bourboulenc, Marsanne, Viognier and Clairette from two sites. This is intensely perfumed with lychees and pineapple, a hint of jasmine, honeysuckle and peach. The palate is totally fruit loaded - orange blossom and orange zest, with a hint of the calcaire soils the vines are rooted keeping all that flamboyance in check. It teases your taste buds with its daintiness and finesse while being rich in flavour and very satisfying with its viscous complexity and freshness.
Stephane Ogier is without a doubt, one of the most well-respected names in the Northern Rhone valley. Prior to producing Cote Rotie under their own name, the Ogier family used to sell their fruit to Guigal, one of the most prestigious producers in the northern Rhone. That all changed in 1987 when they began bottling wines under their own name and they have been on an upward trajectory ever since, scoring 100 points with Robert Parker in several vintages. Based just south of Ampuis, with vineyard holdings dotted throughout Cote Rotie, on the Cote Blonde, Brune and Cote Rosiers.