The Ogier family has been rooted in Ampuis for seven generations and is one of the most respected in producers in the entire Rhone Valley. 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.
In 1998, Michel’s son, Stéphane joined the family business fresh out of enology school in Beaune. This young and talented go-getter has refined his father’s passion for quality by introducing lower yields into their viticultural plan (via de-budding), replanting vineyards, and introducing a négociant arm of the business. Stéphane has purchased and replanted new vineyards in some of the highest points of the appellation (Bertholon, Besset, Côte Blond, Montmain, and Champon).
The 2018 La Rosine Viognier is sourced from vineyards on the border of Condrieu and drinks like it in all aspects except price. This is an exceptional value!
Harvesting is done all by hand (it is impossible to use machines on such steep narrow terraces) and the fruit is sorted again at the winery. Fermentation is spontaneous with native yeast in French oak barrels and foudres.
There is an incredible generosity of tropical fruits with exotic spicy aromas. This would be incredible with a roasted chicken or lamb with harissa.