Region 'Red Rhone' - Year 1985
|drink now||Cote Rotie delivered the best red wines|
After a successful flowering, the summer in the north was hot and dry, and maturation was helped by some rain in late August. The Syrah ripened beautifully, although warm weather during harvest caused problems for those without temperature control. A similar pattern in the south.
North: Côte Rotie delivered the best red wines, although the overall quality was high throughout the region. These are wines with opulence and succulence. South: rich and delicious reds from Châteauneuf and Gigondas. (Big aromatic wines from Condrieu)
An excellent vintage for Cote Rotie from Guigal. This was the first vintage of La Turque. Delicious Hermitage from Chave, Marc Sorrel and Bernard Faurie. Superb Chateauneuf produced at Beaucastel, Fortia, Rayas and Vieux Telegraphe.