Clusel-Roch Cote-Rotie winemaker tasting!

winemakers in the field

Gilbert and Ghuilhaume Clusel at work

Meet-the-winemaker tasting with Clusel Roch Cote Rotie’s

Cote Rotie is one of France’s great regions… and bottles of Cote Rotie are generally priced accordingly. So these aren’t wines we get to open very often.

But today is special! Not only are we opening spectacular Cote Rotie from a top vintage, we also have the winemaker in the Manhattan store to pour the wines and talk about them.

We hope you’ll join us for this rare, free Cote Rotie tasting, Friday, November 17 from 5:00-7:00 pm at our Manhattan shop on Broadway between 21st and 22nd! (If you happen to be hanging out anywhere from Chelsea to Grammercy and NoMad to Union Square we’re a short walk away and this tasting is well worth it!)

Clusel-Roch is a tiny grower in Cote Rotie that makes some of the best wines from some of the rarest, most amazing Cote Brune terroirs. They have some super-old vines in “Les Grandes Places” (going back to the ’30s) which transmit the terroir like only old vines can, and when they replant, they use only the traditional Serine clone. `The farming is biodynamic (Ecocert certified, even) and the yields are low. Vinification is relatively traditional (lots of whole clusters and aging in old oak with just some new) and the wines are do that magical thing of Cote Rotie, being both wild and elegant, intense but lithe.

Come join us to taste and hear about the magic. We will taste:

Guillaume Clusel, Coteaux du Lyonnais “Traboules”, 2016, $16.99
Cote Rotie, 2013, $59.99
Cote Rotie, Vialliere, 2013, $94.99
Cote Rotie, Les Grandes Places, 2013 $109.99

(and, anything else the winemaker fancies!)

All the wines will be 15% off for newsletter subscribers!

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