Maison Clusel Roch
Ampuis - Rhône Valley
An iconic domaine run by the Clusel family for four generations on the slopes of Côte Rotie in the Rhône Valley and on the hills of Coteaux du Lyonnais. The first parcels of Syrah were planted in 1935 by Baptiste Clusel.
With only 20 hectares of vines (17 hectares in red and 2 hectares in white), entirely organically farmed since the end of the 1990s. It’s a family business of passionate winegrowers and winemakers, peticulars on the details with “home-made” vine grafting, massales selections, and manual labor of very steep slopes of very old vines of Serines - the traditional version of the Syrah in Ampuis.
Today, Guillaume Clusel has taken over the reins of the domaine alongside his parents, keeping on the traditional way of working in the vines and in the cellar, however bringing his younger modern aspirations for the future of the Maison.
Maison Clusel Roch in the bottle
Sur Le Mont Vin de France Blanc
A subtle blend of Roussane, Viognier, Altesse and Clairette coming from vines in Ampuis and Saint Cyr sur Rhône. Harvests are manually conducted and closely watched to pick at the perfect time, fermentation and aging are mainly in stainless steel vats, to retain all the freshness.
Serine Vin de France Rouge
The best expression of Serine (the local and traditional version of Syrah in Ampuis), planted in a 0.8 hectare parcel with granitic soil. Bottled after 1 year spent in French oak barrels.
Côte du Rhône Rouge Les Vergers
Coming from a vineyard located in the North of Ampuis, with an optimal South-East orientation. A 100% Syrah, manually selected with a use of 30% whole bunches, aged 1 year in French Oak with 15% of new barrels.
Côte Rotie Les Schistes (formerly known as Cuvée Classique)
A Côte Rotie made for immediate pleasure, with 95% of Syrah and 5% of Viognier, selected from some of the best plots of the domaine such as La Viallière, Champon and Le Plomb, in the North part of the appellation.
Côte Rotie Champon
The Champon parcel is located in the North of the Côte Rotie Appellation and consists of 0.7 hectares of 30 to 60 years old Syrah. The production (only 3000 bottles per vintage) spends 2 years in French Oak with 20% of new barrels.
Côte Rotie Les Grandes Places
Located in the Northern part of the Côte Rotie appellation, Les Grandes Places is a 1 hectare parcel of 80 years old Syrah coming from massales selection on Serine (an ancestor of the Syrah in Ampuis). The production (only 3000 bottles per vintage) spends 2 years in French Oak with 20% of new barrels.
Côte Rotie La Viallière
La Viallière parcel is only 0.6 hectare, located in the Northern part of the appellation as well. Made with 30 years old Syrah carefully selected, and released after 2 years spent in French Oak barrels.