French Red Rhone Wine, Domaine Christophe Pichon 2012 Côte-Rôtie La Comtesse en Côte Blonde
  • French Red Rhone Wine, Domaine Christophe Pichon 2012 Côte-Rôtie La Comtesse en Côte Blonde
  • French Red Rhone Wine, Domaine Christophe Pichon 2012 Côte-Rôtie La Comtesse en Côte Blonde

Domaine Christophe Pichon
2012 Côte-Rôtie La Comtesse en Côte Blonde

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The top Côte-Rôtie of the domaine. Grown in the Côte Blonde, whose paler, more crumbly soils yield more delicate and earlier-drinking wines than its neighbor, the Côte Brune, this Syrah was raised 18 months in new oak. Already dazzling now, it will reward for the next 8-10 years.

  • This wine should be opened next to a fireplace on a cold winter day. Bold flavors of berries, vanilla and mocha with a hint of smoky earth. Rich mouthfeel with plenty of fruit lingering on the finish.

    Food pairing:

  • Honey, smoky oak, and a slight spiciness in the nose — appealing even before the first sip! Concentrated, intense fruit on the palate — suggestions of citrus, pine, and chocolate. Bright, rich, fruity and perfectly balanced with a shot of chewy tannin and just enough acid to balance its richness.

    Powerful, yet elegant. Complex and shifting. A truly beautiful wine that’s full of delightful surprises.

    Food pairing: Delicious to drink all by itself, but, if you must, try it with lamb; game; sausages; grilled or barbecued meat; pungent stews; pepper steak; dishes flavored with olives or the more pungent herbs

The Creator of This Wine

Domaine Christophe Pichon

Domaine Christophe Pichon

For Christophe Pichon, winemaking is a family affair. After working with his father for years, he took over the family domaine in 1991, and started created his own high-quality Rhône wines with his wife Isabelle. Now with the eldest two of their six children working in the fields alongside them, they truly run a ‘family’ domaine -- in every sense of the word.

Details
Producer:Domaine Christophe Pichon
Region:Rhone
Year:2012
Maturity:2015-2025
Alcohol:13%
Bottle size:750ml
Color:Red
Varietal:Syrah
Flavors:Honey, Vanilla, Strawberry
Body:Medium-Full
Soul:Toasty