René Rostaing has made a life’s work of defending the idea that Côte Rôtie should taste like Côte Rôtie, not like Hermitage, and certainly not like new world Syrah.
In fact, he is nothing less than a beacon for those we’ve called the region’s “Classicists”—vignerons whose philosophies incorporate some new ideas while capturing the best of the region’s traditions—to make wines of purity and expression that are the essence of their region, village and vineyard.
A grower since 1971, his first vineyard purchases were a microscopic half acre each in Côte Blonde and in La Landonne on the Côte Brune. The real breakthrough came when his father-in-law, Albert Dervieux-Thaize, retired in 1990, followed by his uncle Marius Gentaz three years later. Between these two legendary growers, Rostaing acquired over ten acres of very old vines in some of the appellation’s top sites.
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The white from Rene Rostaing's Languedoc domaine, Puech Noble. This wine is made primarily from Grenache Blanc, with parts of Rolle (Vermentino) and Viognier. White fruits, peach and honey notes are...
The second wine from Rene Rostaing's Languedoc domaine, Puech Noble. Rostaing, known as one of the iconic winemakers of Cote-Rotie, crafts this beautiful wine from mainly Syrah grown on limestone...