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Barge Cote Rotie Le Combard

$93.23

Julien Barge descends from a long line of Côte-Rôtie winemakers. His family have been growing grapes in the area since 1860, though it wasn’t until 1929 that Jules Barge started selling wines bottled on site. Major change came to the family business when Julien’s father, Gilles, joined his own father at the winery in 1979. Although many traditions were kept, Gilles introduced some modern techniques and standards. Unique at the time, he started bottling some wines as single-vineyard cuvées. Emphasis was made on whole-cluster fermentation and the use of neutral old barrels for aging. He was not interested in the flashier style of wines that were starting to appear in the area. An ambassador for the region and it’s wines, he was also the President of the Côte Rôtie Growers Syndicat. Under Julien’s direction the winery continues to bottle wines of utmost purity and simplicity. Using no herbicides or pesticides in the vineyard, in the cellar he takes a soft approach, intervening as little as possible, allowing the wines to fully express the complexity of Côte Rôtie.

“Barge’s 2016 Cote Rotie le Combard is one of the stars of the vintage, delivering violets and herbal tea on the nose, black cherry fruit on the palate and a kaleidoscopic blend of them all on the finish. It’s medium to full-bodied, supple and creamy in texture and, simply put, a must-purchase for lovers of Côte Rôtie.” – 94/96 points, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, 

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