"The 2014 Côtes du Rhône La Fiole (75% Grenache and 25% Syrah) is a medium-bodied, pretty, ready to go effort that has lots of red fruits, strawberry, spice and dried flower-like aromas and flavors. Drink it in its fresh and lively youth." - Jeb Dunnuck, Wine Advocate, 87-88 points!
A Southern Rhone red blend. Certified sustainable.
Charles Brotte founded the Maison in 1931. By the 1950s he created the Pere Anselme brand, named after his father, and became a negociant-eleveur; producing a proprietary Chateauneuf du Pape known as La Fiole. This uniquely packaged item is the number one selling Chateauneuf du Pape in the world. His grandson, Laurent, now controls the destiny of the company. Under Laurent's direction, Maison Brotte has acquired ownership of a number of prestigious estates throughout the Rhone Valley. Maison Brotte now comprises two complimentary ranges of wines: the estate line, under the Laurent Charles Brotte label, and the more affordable wines of Vin de Pays and Cepage, marketed under the Pere Anselme brand. All vineyards are sustainably farmed.
The unique bottle shape represents the gnarled and twisted vines typical of the region due to their struggle of growing against the Mistral wind. The bottle is exclusive and Brotte is the only winery permitted to use this shape.