Bernard Burgaud is one of the most understated producer of the Cote-Rotie appellation , making just one wine from 100 % Syrah. After inheriting the family business from his father in 1982 , shortly before he first met Martine , and their partnership began with the 1983 winery. From his small domaine , perched atop a steep hill overlooking Ampuis , he produces 1000 cases a year from 22 acres of wines planted in several lieux-dits in the appellation , the majority from the Les Moutonnes and Cote Blonde vineyards. Bernard believes the blending of his terroirs results in a more complete.
|PRODUCER: Domaine Bernard Burgaud|
The grapes are harvested at their best and destemmed. The vinification is traditional with “wild” yeast to express the terroir of Cote Rotie at his best. The wine is aged 15 months before bottling in oak barrels with 20 % new oak.
Serve : ambient temperature (18-20 C ).
Best enjoyed : within 5 years , or wait 10 years of aging.
Aging capacity : more than 20 years in a good storage.
Vintage 2017 : Like in 2015 after a long heat wave , the harvest was early , we had a healthy harvest with very good quality of grapes , rich in sugar and well balanced.
This Vintage has a deep color , violet and dark fruit aromas. The palate is concentrated , full of fruits with round , silky tannins and a long finish.