Cote Rotie Tardieu Laurent 2016
This Cote-Rotie is a local wine and must be kept still. Being a Syrah single variety, it reveals all the power of this particular region. The 60-year-old vineyards give it a complex aromatic bouquet and the abuse of new barriques of the "boisé" notes. The meeting of these two elements creates an extraordinary balance and is not a breed wine and at the same time atypical. To be tasted between 5 and 10 years from bottling.
Compact ruby red color, the nose expresses aromas of black pepper, rhubarb and small red fruits. The palate is vibrant and well structured and notes of coffee and blueberries emerge accompanied by an endless freshness.
Nothing predestined Michel Tardieu to become one of the great names in the Rhône Valley wine, if not his passion for wine, terroirs and men ...
With passion, he decided in 1996 to create Tardieu-Laurent in Lourmarin in the heart of his native Provence.
Since then, Michel is dedicated to finding the most beautiful parcels, the most beautiful grapes and carries them to their peak thanks to a rigorous but respectful vinification and aging, all in finesse and delicacy for the greatest pleasure of wine lovers.
Bastien and Camille Tardieu, the children, have joined Michel and Michèle the parents. Men are in the cellar, women in management, and together they communicate the same philosophy of wine, the one that Michel gives them. A philosophy that comes from the memory of taste. A sensitivity acquired by dint of taste but also to eat, to taste here and elsewhere, thus nourishing an olfactory and gustatory palette of respect and tolerance. In short, a wine design that is not bookish.
"It is by never ceasing to taste at the best winemakers of all regions that one acquires the culture of the" good ", essential cement to the understanding of the wine and the soil ..."
Michel already liked to pour a few drops of great wine in the glasses of the children for Sunday lunch, so think of his happiness to have them with him twenty years later to select, share, assemble, raise and give birth all together to great wines of guard dedicated to lovers of the best Rhodaniens terroirs.