Chatagnier's Côte-Rôtie comes from two postage stamp parcels that Aurélien planted on some family land that fortunately happened to be in the Côte-Rôtie appellation. The vineyards are treated organically, like everything else at the domaine, and vinification is the same as in Saint-Joseph. The striking difference, of course, is the terroir - the majesty of Côte-Rôtie is clearly evident in each bottle, which can gracefully age for decades. The other difference, unfortunately, is the miniscule production - less than 100 cases are produced in a good year.
La Brocarde, Bonnivieres
Vines planted in2010s
Vineyard size0.21 ha
100% destemmed. Natural yeast fermentation in fiberglass tanks, three pumpovers per day. Maceration à chaud at 30-32ºC.
Elevage12-15 months in barrels (⅔ new)
Harvest typeHand Harvested
Total production average1,100 bottles