Côte Rôtie is one of the oldest vineyard regions of France and was developed by the Romans. In the Middle Ages, it is said that Seigneur de Maugiron divided his land between his two daughters, one blonde and one brunette. The two slopes of Côte Rôtie - Côte Blonde and Côte Brune - were named after these sisters.

Les Jumelles means “the twins” in French and is named for these two slopes. The vineyards are extremely steep granite terraces. The parcels on Côte Blonde are covered with layers of siliceous limestone and yield Syrah grapes that add roundness to the wines. The parcels on Côte Brune have clay and iron oxide and its grapes add power to the wines. The Syrah vines are 15 to 40 years old. The grapes are destemmed and fermented. The wine is aged for 12 months in French oak barrels – 20% of which are new. Potential to age up to 15 years.

Harvest Note
The 2021 vintage had a mild winter with an early spring. The early development of vegetation slowed as the temperatures dropped in April. The spring was cool and May had abundant rainfall. Flowering took place rapidly and in good conditions. The summer was also very wet with temperatures below normal, resulting in a delay of veraison and slower maturation. The harvest resulted in grapes with good balance and aromas.
Tasting Note
Garnet red in color, this elegant and complex wine has notes of forest berries, red currants, raspberries, peony, and sweet spices
Food Pairing
Mushroom ravioli, roasted lamb with vegetables, breaded mullet with olives
Technical Data
GRAPES: Syrah (100%)
PH: 3.58
ABV: 12.5%
AGING: 12 months in French oak barrels (20% are new)
Unique Selling Points
  • Côte Rôtie is one of the oldest vineyard regions and was developed by the Romans
  • From the two slopes of Côte Rôtie - Côte Blonde for roundness & Côte Brune for power
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