Cote Rotie: Raw, Untamed, Beautiful - 2016 Levet Côte-Rôtie La Chavaroche

Posted by Joe Salamone

When it comes to unyieldingly honest and unapologetically traditional Côte-Rôtie, Levet's wines are without peer.

Levet's Chavaroche has long been one of the smartest buys for your cellar, especially when it comes to steadfastly traditional Northern Rhône wine.

The 2016 Chavaroche is a vintage to go long on.

Chavaroche is a wildly untamed, beautifully compelling and utterly authentic expression of Syrah.

You can expect the 2016 to possess unusual depth, clarity and refinement.

In 2016, the Northern Rhône produced concentrated and nicely ripe wines, but the truly exciting part is how it's presented in such a graceful, mineral and energetic sort of way.

Chavaroche is a brutally rocky and steeply terraced southwest-facing vineyard. Levet is meticulous in the vineyard, but the grapes simply do their thing in the cellar – vinification is thoughtful, but there’s no artifice at work.

Levet's Chavaroche is one of the most traditional and fascinating wines currently being made in the Northern Rhône. With age, Levet's wines become even more nuanced, captivating and refined. The 2016 seems destined to become a dazzling bottle after a decade or so in the cellar.

To order, email or call the store at (212) 980-9463.

Joe Salamone

Wine Buyer
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