Type: Red Wine
Nicole Levet’s grandfather first purchased vineyards in Ampuis in 1936 and began making wine immediately thereafter. Initially, he delivered his Côte-Rotie in barrels to the city of St. Etienne where he sold it to bistros and cafes. In 1966, Nicole’s father, Marius Chambeyron, began to bottle a small portion of the production of the estate.
Fortunately, Nicole and her husband Bernard Levet were prepared to continue Chambeyron’s life’s work. It was with the formidable 1983 vintage that Bernard Levet took over the wine production as well as the management of the vineyard with Nicole. They have been responsible for the development of the domaine, increasing the vineyard holdings and expanding the cellar capacity so that they can now bottle their entire production. Nicole and Bernard's daughter, Agnes also works at the estate.
From the Chavaorche vineyard, this wine is aged for thirty to thirty-six months prior to bottling. Unique in its raw and wild expression of the smells and flavors of the appellation. Intense aromas of black and blue fruit, incense, smoked meat and violet. Broad and complex on the palate, with deep flavors of boysenberry and cherry. Dense yet lively, with a persistent, powerful finish.