Like many wine lovers, my first great tasting experience was a Pinot Noir. I remember it well: a Frédéric Magnien Chambolle-Musigny Vieilles Vignes. It was this wine that made me stop and think—there is something special here that cannot be described in words, but only through experience. It was one of those revelatory moments that made me fall in love with wine. However, I found it astonishing that the next time I had another such experience with Pinot Noir, it was not from Burgundy, but from Prince Edward County, Canada.
Côte-Rôtie, one of the most remarkable appellations in the Northern Rhône region, is famous for its wines made from syrah, grown on a steep and sunny hill, very often with a splash of viognier. Or are they?