François & Fils Côte-Rôtie 2016 Magnum
The François family have been traditional farmers for four generations, originally and negociant they started bottling under their own label in 1991. With less than 400 cases being made each year this small production comes from 2 plots in the Côte Brune area. Vinified separately then aged for 18 months in oak barrels (30% new). With a few years of bottle age this will be drinking well now its had time to mellow and gain complexity, dark berries and spice with a savoury age from the 95% Syrah, the 5% of Viognier keeps it fragrant and fresh.