Stephane Ogier - Condrieu - La Combe de Malleval
Overview: The Ogier family has been rooted in Ampuis for seven generations. From the age of six, current owner and winemaker Stéphane knew he wanted to follow in his winemaker father’s footsteps. In 1997, after completing his oenological studies in Beaune, Stéphane formally joined the family estate. The domaine produces wines from 27 acres of vineyards in some of the most famous Côte-Rôtie areas, such as Lancement, Côte-Rozier, and La Viallière. Aside from his Côte-Rôtie wines, Stéphane also produces a Côtes du Rhône (Le Temps est Venu) and several Syrah wines (L’Ame Soeur, La Rosine). In 20 years, total production has grown from 15,000 to 300,000 bottles. Today, the wines have become a reference point for the appellation and are sought after by the greatest chefs and most serious wine lovers around the world.
Tasting Notes: Sourced from seven acres of vines in granite soils in Malleval and La Combe, it delivers a direct shot of sweet, dense red- blushed peach flavor directly to the pleasure centers of the brain. It’s rich , smooth, and satiny, with rosewater scents that lend it delicacy while nutty notes add a balancing savor. The wine rmains firm and focused for days after opening, boding well for it’s development in the cellar
Pairing: Crab Fritatta, Steamed Clams with Sausage and Shallots
Points: 93 James Suckling and Robert Parker, 94 Jeb Dunnuck, Vinous and Wine Spectator
Format / ABV: 750 ml / 13.5
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