Opening a bottle of Domaine Bernard Levet’s Côte-Rôtie is like taking a step back in time. The wines today are made in the same old-school way they’ve been made since their initial vintage in 1983, with minimal de-stemming, natural fermentations, long macerations, and no filtration. Even the fruit is notably old-school, made of 100% petite serine strain of Syrah, an ancient local strain of the region. Bernard and wife Nicole are now joined by their daughter, Agnes, who has clearly inherited their attention to detail and passion for vineyard work. Agnes’ steady hand ensures Domaine Levet’s future will continue to mirror their past.
The glory of Levet’s wines comes from the patience of the past. There is no instant gratification here! These are classic examples of how Côte-Rôtie used to be made. In their youth, these wines can come across as brooding, introverted, and structured. With proper time in the cellar, Levet’s Côte-Rôties emerge like stunning debutantes, a throwback tribute to the majestic potential of the Rhone’s “Roasted Slope.” These are wines every Côte-Rôtie lover will be thrilled to have in their cellar.
The Journaries cuvée is built around Levet’s 1/3ha in legendary vineyard La Landonne and is the more refined counterpart to the savagery of La Chavaroche. There’s a noticeable extravagance of spice notes from the total stem inclusion, but this is still full-bodied and velvety, and will reward 4 years of cellaring.
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