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Domaine Mathilde et Yves Gangloff La Serène Noire Côte-Rôtie 2016 – sold out

| red | full bodied & complex |
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100% syrah
Alcohol %
30 hl/ha
barrel aged
lutte raisonnée (sustainable)
Drinkable till
Fiche Technique
Product code
beperkt beschikbaar
Tasting notes

This has an elegantly concentrated nose, gives airs of smoky black berries, has a light floral “powdering”; this bouquet has good shape and potential. The palate bears concentrated depth of berry fruit, with evident tannins leaving a dentelle, toothsome crunch as it finishes. It is all well rolled up together, and has iron from its origins present. The length is good and fine, the aftertaste peppery. [Feb 2015, notes by John Livingston/]

Wine producer
Yves Gangloff is considered to be one of the best producers in the Côte-Rôtie. In 1980 he left his home base in the Alsace to start working, with no previous experience, for Delas (one of the bigger négociants in Northern Rhône). During his seven years there he managed to acquire small plots of vineyards in Condrieu and Côte-Rôtie and eventually to establish his own domaine in 1988. He now owns 7.5 hectares (Condrieu, 1.8 ha, Côte-Rôtie, 2.4 ha, Saint-Joseph 1.5 ha, of which 1 ha was replanted in 2009.Gangloff is a ‘laissez faire’, but he is certainly not seeking certification as an organic grower. He allows nature to take its course where possible, and intervenes only if necessary to secure the quality of each year’s yield. In the cellar, natural yeast does its work during a traditional fermentation process without controle of temperature. All wines undergo malolactic fermentation in barriques, the length of which is adapted to the age of the vines. A new cellar has been under construction since 2013. As things now stand, it seems as if this rock-guitar playing wine producer will carry on for several years, and continue to invest in order to pass on an economically sustainable business to his son and daughter, both of whom have been closely involved in the company since the death of his wife Mathilde.Gangloff wines are like lacework and velvet from a granite soil, and require a certain amount of aging. The attractive labels are designed by his brother Pierre. The surge in international demand means that my allocation is small, but exclusive in the Netherlands.
Quote & Reviews

John Livingston/ “2 parts tasted
1) Mollard (2 year 228-litre cask) Joli, off we go nose that is full of raspberry and free run red fruits, has a top curve. It’s a very good start. The gleaming fruit on the palate is well channeled, runs straight along. There is good late style in its neat, firm gras. Very beau. Its essence comes from within, and fires the imagination. It’s long, too.

2) Côte Rozier (new 228-litre cask) Has a reserved, but clear nose, has the depth to allow mystery, holds extreme clear-cut and concerted raspberry, with tang from the oak. The palate has a stylish debut, with steel around its neat gras, and steady, reassuring length. It ends with a whoosh, travels strongly into iron filings late on. Good structure, STGT wine. [November 2017]

1) Mollard (steel vat, sugars almost completed, 50% whole bunch) Well perfumed, raspberry fruit shows with a clear-cut air, which is frisky and up. This is well-juiced, holds nice, serene, soft gras richness. This has a good foundation, is aromatic and silky.

2) Côte Rozier (steel vat) Has a forward, well-filled bouquet that gives abundant and free raspberry fruit with light powder, spice. The palate holds red fruits with a sparkle of freedom, running with real purpose. It is very Burgundian, has a Pinote angle, delivered with some crunch. [October 2016]


John L. Livingston