Domaine MS Ogier DAmpuis   Cote Rotie Lancement

2010 Cote Rotie Lancement

By Domaine M&S Ogier D'Ampuis

The 2010 Cote Rotie Lancement from Domaine M&S Ogier D'Ampuis, Rhone

As we journey through the time-honoured vineyards of the Rhone Valley, a compelling narrative unfolds in every glass of the 2010 Cote Rotie Lancement from Domaine M&S Ogier D'Ampuis. This vintage beautifully highlights why this region is not just another stop on the global wine map, but a testament to enduring mastery on the cusp of viticultural brilliance.


Investing in Taste

An intelligent wine investment isn’t just about figures and fine print, but also involves savoring the craft within each bottle. Combining exquisite taste with sound monetary judgement, the 2010 Cote Rotie Lancement from Domaine M&S Ogier D'Ampuis stands as an exemplary embodiment of this principle.

This wine narrates an experience of elegantly harmonious contrasts. The cool climate of 2010 extended the growing season, allowing Syrah's flavour to deepen while maintaining an impressive balance.


A Celebration of Weather and Terrain

Situated on the steep slopes of Ampuis, the vineyard takes delicate advantage of both the precipitous terrain and impeccable timing dictated by Mother Nature. The magnanimity of the 2010 harvest season gave each grape the chance to mature at a conducive pace, simultaneously nurturing their inherent acidity.

This leisurely maturation is vividly present in every sip; layers of dark fruit unfold against a backdrop of meaty savouriness and spice. Staying true to its Cote Rotie roots, a delicate smoky overtone adds to complexity that is both intense and intricate.

This wine serves as a testament to how careful consideration of vintage-specific conditions can immeasurably enhance a wine’s narrative, making it a compelling choice for the discerning investor. Explore the story of the 2010 Cote Rotie Lancement from Domaine M&S Ogier D'Ampuis - a treasure from Rhone that is not just an investment in taste, but also an affirmation of the wisdom drawn from years of viticultural practice.

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The 2010 Cote Rotie Lancement flirts with perfection, but, sadly, only six barrels (1,600 bottles) were produced. A sublime wine with a stunning nose of spring flowers, apricot marmalade, creme de cassis and raspberry liqueur, it is a full-bodied, inky, incredibly rich, complex, multidimensional red to drink over the next 15+ years. Stephane Ogier, tall and blond with rugged, Brad Pitt-like good looks, is the next generation of young, ambitious, well-traveled children from family-owned estates. Learning his trade and working next to his father, who is now fully retired, Stephane Ogier has moved confidently and dramatically to expand this estate from the Cote Rotie holdings to their vineyards that go into La Rosine and those from Seyssuel that go into l’Ame Soeur. He has also added a St-Joseph cuvee from a small parcel of vines in Malleval, next to his Condrieu holdings. Moreover, readers should not forget the recent white wine offerings from Ogier. The great success for the 2011s is attributable, as Ogier says, to harvesting seven days later than just about everyone else in Cote Rotie, in addition to aggressive green harvesting and farming practices in the vineyards. This is evident across the board as these are some of the finest 2011s I tasted in the Northern Rhone. Ogier has 12 separate Cote Rotie parcels spread along the hillsides of the Cote Blonde and Cote Brune. The 2011s were harvested between September 16 and October 8, and because of Ogier’s conservative farming practices as well as the courage it took to wait to harvest until after the rains, the quality of the fruit is outstanding. The 2010s are all remarkable wines at Ogier. Stephane Ogier also deserves accolades for what he has been able to achieve with his white wine program since he began it in 2007. There are now three cuvees, all outstanding. Importer: Robert Kacher Selections, New York, NY; tel. (212) 239-1275

Robert Parker Jr - The Wine Advocate, 26 December 2012

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