The story of the Autard family is the story of all great appellations, in that it is the story of the evolution of expertise, the sum of first-hand experiences, observations, experiments, inventions, and discoveries, in this case specific to Chateauneuf-du-Pape, and the Autard property in particular as it is passed down from generation to generation.
Winemaker Notes ... One of Autard's top wines. The Cote Ronde parcel is vinified separately and is aged 16 months in 100% new French oak barrels. It is an intensely concentrated, lush-textured wine with vivid dark fruit, spice, chocolate and oak flavours. Autard only makes this Cuvee in top years.
Blend: 50% Grenache 50% Syrah
95 Points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate ... A killer vintage for the Cuvee, the 2015 Chateauneuf du Pape La Cote Ronde is up with the finest vintages of this Cuvee to date. It's always the most modern styled and everything is perfectly integrated. It has full-bodied richness, sweet, sweet tannin and blockbuster length. It's one drop-dead gorgeous wine!