Romain Duvernay Côte Rôtie 2011- a snip at £189 per case of six delivered
The Club’s wine finders have been working hard with the French châteaux and domaines tasting and making new wine discoveries for the Club Cellars—and the Club Wine Tasting Panel are busy selecting our selections. There are some outstanding wines. So here is a preview of what will be in store, from stunning new wines and new vintages to the best of the best, with just a small parcel secured.
In that latter category comes a great wine, perfect match for wild grouse: Romain Duvernay Côte Rôtie 2011. This is a magnificent find. Even at £44 per bottle it’s considered under-priced—but you can snap it up for £189 for a six-bottle case.
The Duvernay family founded their négociant business in 1904 and over the years have become one of the most reliable and well-known in the Rhône, supplying the best part of the base wine for the Côtes-du-Rhônes of many famous producers, including Etienne Guigal. Based at Châteauneuf-du-Pape. With his father Roland, Romain Duvernay decided a few years ago that the quality of fruit he was sourcing was so good that he would rather keep the best parcels and produce wine under his own label. Since they have always sold their fruit on in the past, their name is not currently well-known in the UK. This keeps the price down despite the truly exceptional quality. These wines are bargains.
Romain Duvernay Côte Rôtie 2011, case of six bottles: Code RD11RW04. RRP £264. CCUK £189.