This is really very lovely. Tropical tones (think pineapple upside down cake), ground almonds, hawthorn blossom, and lots of perfume with fantastic freshness on the palate. Very good body and not at all rich, with delicious flavours similar to those on the nose with lovely length.
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, as well as their new satellite winery close to Cairanne in the southern Rhone for their brilliantly priced Cotes du Rhones.
FROM THE PRESS
“From one of the great names of the region. A blend of Grenache Blanc, Roussanne, Marsanne, Viognier, Bourboulenc and Clairette, it’s wonderfully appealing, with fresh fruit on the nose, the faintest prickle on the tongue and plenty of creamy apricotty, almondy flavours on the finish”Jonathan Ray - The Spectator