Côte Rôtie – literally ‘roasted slope’ – is the most northerly of the Rhône Valley’s great appellations. The vineyards are spread over 250 hectares (617 acres) of steep, south-facing slopes along the western bank of the Rhône.

The region has a remarkable variety of different terroirs. The soil is mostly mica-schist, but this is enriched in different lieux-dits (individual vineyard sites) by silex, clay, limestone and iron oxides.

terroir Côte Rôtie

The domaine is committed to bringing out the character of these terroirs, in all their complexity, in its different cuvées.

The Côte Blonde and La Landonne cuvees will introduce wine-lovers to the uniqueness and surprising diversity of Côte Rôtie soils that benefit from exceptional exposure.
Vineyards located outside these areas are blended into the Cuvée Classique, an interesting sample of the appellation.
The quality of this latest cuvée is one of René Rostaing's top priorities, should he blend in and thus downgrade a great cuvée to achieve it.

the Wines of Côte Rôtie