Domaine de la Côte “La Côte” Pinot Noir, 2015

£510.00

Just 800 cases produced.  The estate’s flagship from a single vineyard on a gentle south-east facing slope protected by an enormous cliff face from the chilly sea air.  Crisp red currant, raspberries and sweet red cherries intermingle with savoury mushroom and a meaty umami quality.  Incredible depth of flavour.  Very elegant and very long.

NB: Available in units of 6 bottles only (£85 per bottle)

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Jancis Robinson  – 18/20

“Dense soy, oyster sauce, and mushroom – all umami. Then a load of cranberry and bitter cherry – ripe but with snap. Light tannin, delicate body and fully loaded flavour. Awesome.” (RH, 22.02.2016)

Domaine de la Côte

 

Domaine de la Côte translates literally to Estate of the Slope. The Domaine is a collection of vineyards planted over 24ha of a south-facing slope at the western edge of the Sta. Rita Hills appellation. Memorious, Bloom’s Field, Siren’s Call, Clos Juliet, and La Côte are the names of the vineyards. Rising to an elevation of 700 feet above the Santa Ynez River, the Domaine sits atop a 25 million year old seabed, 7 miles from the Pacific Ocean.

The vineyards are planted entirely to California heritage selections at extremely high vine densities between 6,400 and 11,200 vines per hectare. Although the Domaine spans a mere 24ha, the diversity of its climats (terroir) is staggering: each vineyard has a unique geology, aspect, elevation and microclimate. Such distinct expressions of site in such close proximity is unparalleled in California.

The Domaine was organically farmed from 2007 through 2016. The 2017 growing season marks our transition to biodynamic practices. We make wine with the philosophy of “add nothing; take nothing away.” The wines are vinified, raised, and bottled at their winery in Lompoc, California, 3 miles from the Domaine.

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Just 800 cases produced.  From a single vineyard on a gentle south-east facing slope protected by an enormous cliff face from the chilly sea air.  Warm days follow cool nights thanks to heat absorbing shale soils overlaying limestone.  Whole bunch fermented.  Aged for 16 months in 100% new Ermitage barrels.  Intensely fragrant.  Red currant, raspberries and sweet red and black cherries.  Incredible depth of flavour.  Very elegant and very long.

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