Grower

Domaine Christophe Semaska

Winemaker

Christophe & Clément Semaska

Location

📍 Côte-Rôtie, France

Size

8 hectares

Established in

1988

Grapes

Syrah, Viognier

Specificity

Steep slopes, luckily for our customers, not steep prices!

Back in the day, the Château de Montlys must have been a magnificent site to behold, perched up on the hills of Côte-Rôtie, over-looking the village of Ampuis and, of course, the mighty river that is the Rhône. However, by 1988, the glory days had long gone; and when, in that year, Christophe purchased the rights to make the property’s wine, the fact was that there weren’t actually any vines – they had disappeared by the end of the Great War, ravaged by disease, and no manpower to stem the tide. Just over 1 hectare was immediately re-planted, and the total is now up to 4. Christophe added a modern cellar in 2011, and the success story continues.

Côte-Rôtie, Château de Montlys, Christophe Semaska, 2017
A bouquet of violets, a texture of velvet, with hints of black pepper, this has all the hallmarks of great Côte-Rôtie.
£42.50
Country
France
Region
Rhone
Style
Rich & Robust
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