Guy Bernard Cote Rotie Cuvee Cote Brune
Domaine Guy Bernard
France - Rhone Valley - Cote-Rotie AOC

Like its little sister (Côte Rôzier) the Côte Brune is a 100% Syrah with a beautiful dark and brilliant color. The nose shows grilled and toasted notes and is completed by small red and black fruits. It is a wine with a very good length, nice complexity, finesse, and firm tannins. Its ageing in barrels for 16 months, 25% of which are new, brings a real balance to this wine. A very pleasant, elegant and modern wine that can be cellared for many years.

Cote-Rotie AOC
Wine Type
100% Syrah
Soil type
Iron rich schist
Grapes are coming from a 0.55 hectare plot.
2020 was a blend of 80% destemmed and 20% full cluster. While in 2021 it was 100% destemmed. and it will be 60% destemmed for the 2022 with 40% full cluster.
Cold maceration, followed by maceration and fermentation during 3 weeks with daily remontage (pump over) and pigeage (punch down).
Wine was aged in French oak barrels for 22 months (25% new) for the 2020 vintage but it will vary depending on the vintage. For instance in 2019 it was only 16 months and in 2021 it was 17 months.

With roasts, white meat with wine sauce, game, red meat and dark chocolate. To be served between 16 and 18°C. (60-64°F)

Reviews and News

2020 Guy Bernard Cote Rotie Cote Brune - 91 PTS - W&S

2020 Guy Bernard Cote Rotie Cote Brune - 91 PTS - W&S

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 "A touch of air helps to wake up the animal funk in this wine. As its rich blue fruit turns vibrant, that element of funk recedes fully into the background. For now, this is a fruit-driven syrah—the fruit dominates the dance floor here, the loamy earth and sticky grape-skin tannins relegated to the periphery. A young wine, in need of a decant if you open it now. —C.W."

 - Wine & Spirits (December 2023), 91 pts


2019 Guy Bernard Cote Rotie Cote Brune - 94 PTS - VINOUS

2019 Guy Bernard Cote Rotie Cote Brune - 94 PTS - VINOUS

vinous logo"Inky ruby. Displays deeply pitched, smoke- and spice-accented dark berry preserve, fruitcake, licorice, black cardamom and olive qualities on the nose. Broad and fleshy in style, showing impressive heft to its blueberry, cassis, bitter chocolate and candied lavender flavors, which are sharpened by a spicy suggestion of black pepper. Closes very long and chewy, with building tannins and resonating smoke and black fruit notes. - Josh RAYNOLDS"

- Vinous (December 2022), 94 pts


Producer Information: Domaine Guy Bernard

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