French Red Rhone Wine, Domaine du Monteillet 2010 Côte-Rôtie Fortis
  • French Red Rhone Wine, Domaine du Monteillet 2010 Côte-Rôtie Fortis
  • French Red Rhone Wine, Domaine du Monteillet 2010 Côte-Rôtie Fortis

Domaine du Monteillet
2010 Côte-Rôtie Fortis

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Silver medal winner, Sommelier Wine Awards, 2014. Made from a blend of Syrah and 8-10% Viognier, Montez’s Côte Rôtie Fortis is fermented in a sandwich — Syrah first, then Viognier, then more Syrah on top — thus preventing over-oxidization of the Viognier grapes and releasing a fruitier, less dry feel than other Côte-Rôties.

  • A lush, spicy Syrah with tasty, red fruit-laced black pepper. The fruit is juicy and fresh rather than jammy or stewed. Gingersnap and black pepper blend with raspberry on the finish.

    Food pairing: Steak

  • The complex nose offers spicy tapenade, brine, minerals, earth, and coffee grounds along with pungent herbal notes, particularly juniper. Full bodied. The palate suggests dark fruits, herbs, roasted meat, coffee grounds, black olives, earth, and tapenade plus something smoky. The long, lingering finish builds in fruity intensity over time. An overlying thin vein of minerality and ample tannins contribute to remarkable balance. Wow! A dramatic, sexy wine that cries out for grilled steak or barbecued meat.

    Food pairing: Grilled steak or barbecued meat

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Domaine du Monteillet

Domaine du Monteillet

Stéphane Montez has won at least 5 gold medals from international competitions and 2 Wine of the Year Awards. Robert Parker describes Montez as “one of my favorite young wine growers in the Northern Rhône” (Robert Parker, Wine Advocate #204, Dec 2012). The Sommelier International Wine Competition judges agree, saying he’s “a one-stop shop for all your Rhône needs!”

Details
Producer:Domaine du Monteillet
Region:Rhone
Year:2010
Maturity:2015-2030
Alcohol:13%
Bottle size:750ml
Color:Red
Varietal:Syrah, Viognier
Flavors:Dark fruit, Spice, Violet
Body:Full
Soul:Seductive