Rene Rostaing is responsible for crafting some of the finest and most sought-after Côte Rôties available today from his significant holding of 7.4 hectares.

Established in the 70s, Domaine Rostaing is a relatively young estate. The vines, however, are nearly a century old. Rene Rostaing started off with just a 2 hectare parcel in Côte Rôtie, and later inherited 4 hectares of vineyards from his father in law Albert Dervieux, and another 1.4 hectares from his uncle Marius Gentaz, thus becoming one of the most significant land owners in Côte Rôtie.

In good vintage years Rostaing produces several cuvées of Côte-Rôtie, the most prominent one being La Landonne, a powerful, full-bodied, masculine single vineyard wine,a magical expression of the Grand Cru terroir” (Jeb Dunnuck). Rostaing’s Côte Blonde, with a little Viognier added to it, is usually softer and silkier. Both wines have been highly praised by critics for displaying a unique character and possessing a serious ageing potential: “Where the La Landonne is all meat and smoke, this (Côte Blonde) is floral and red fruit-driven” (Jeb Dunnuck).

When it comes to vinification, Rostaing has a modernist approach, destemming most of the fruit and being one of the first Côte Rôtie producers to start using vinomatics (horizontal automatic vinifiers).  However, he is more of a traditionalist when it comes to maturation: Rostaing uses a minimum amount of new oak, aiming for a more elegant style of the wines.

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