Delas Frères Côte-Rôtie Seigneur de Maugiron

Rhône, France

Vintage:2019 (Past)

2020 (Current)

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Delas Frères Côte-Rôtie Seigneur de Maugiron 2019
  • WS 94
  • JD 93
  • VFTC 92
  • WA 91


Jeb Dunnuck

93 Points

August 11, 2022, Jeb Dunnuck

“Starting off the Côte Rôties, the 2019 Côte Rôtie Seigneur De Maugiron comes from a mix of terroirs (both in the northern and southern parts) and is 100% Syrah brought up in a combination of new and used barrels. It's beautifully done and shows the sunny, ripe, sexy style of the vintage, offering lots of black raspberry fruits, notes of bacon fat, spring flowers, and scorched earth, medium to full body, a round, lush mouthfeel, and sweet tannins. It's a brilliant Côte Rôtie geared for drinking over the coming 10-15 years or so.”

View From the Cellar

92 Points

August 2022, John Gilman

“The 2019 Côte-Rôtie “Seigneur de Maugiron” from Delas Frères is a lovely example of the vintage, coming in at fourteen percent alcohol and offering up a deep and complex bouquet of red and black raspberries, pepper, hazelnuts, spit-roasted venison, a fine base of stony soil tones, bonfire and a nice touch of smoky oak. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, focused and tangy, with a superb core of fruit, excellent focus and balance, ripe tannins and a long, vibrant and complex young finish. This wine is fermented in cement vats and raised in a mix of new and one wine casks prior to bottling. It is very typical of the wines of the vintage, with plenty of ripe fruit, excellent soil signature, chewy tannins and tangy acids. It will need plenty of cellaring to reach its apogee, but it is going to be a superb wine in due course.”

The Wine Advocate

91 Points

January 20, 2022, Joe Czerwinski

“Subtle floral and herb notes join blueberries and black cherries on the nose of the 2019 Côte-Rôtie Seigneur de Maugiron. It's a lush, fruit-filled effort, medium to full-bodied, with soft tannins and a long, silky-textured finish. It should drink well young but keep for a decade or more.”

Wine Spectator

94 Points

September 29, 2021, James Molesworth

“Very fresh in feel, with racy cassis and bitter cherry notes flanked with flashes of alder, violet and white pepper. There's a piercing iron spine that drives the finish, leaving you wanting more thanks to a mouthwatering echo. Best from 2022 through 2034.”


This very ancient region dates back to the Roman Era and is located on the right bank of the Rhône. This cuvée is a blend of grapes coming from the Côte Brune and the Côte Blonde vineyards. It is said that during the Middle Ages, "The Seigneur de Maugiron" gave a hillside to each of his two daughters — one was brunette and the other blonde — thus, were born the names of “Côte Brune” and “Côte Blonde.” Wines from the Côte Blonde tend to be more delicate and lighter in character than the fuller wines of the Côte Brune. Together they make a wine of style and substance. The steep, terraced hillsides along the river produce wines that are among the biggest reds of France.


In the northern part of the vineyard, the Côte Brune consists of extremely steep, terraced slopes of ferruginous mica schists which are covered with schist sand (arzel).The Côte Blonde has a varied geology with gneiss and granite predominating at the most southern side of the appellation. The climate is tempered continental with dry, hot summers and regular rainfall during other seasons. The grapes for the “Seigneur de Maugiron” cuvée are picked by hand, plot by plot, at peak maturity. Fermentation takes place in traditional open-topped concrete tanks, following two days of pre-fermentary cold maceration. The maceration process continues under controlled temperatures of 82°F to 86°F. Daily cap pushing down and pumping over are carried out for about 10 days with total vatting time of up to 20 days. The wine is aged for 14 to 16 months, in new or one year old oak casks. The barrels are topped up regularly.

Tasting Notes

The color is deep crimson. The powerful yet subtle nose of Côte-Rôtie "Seigneur de Maugiron" has blackcurrant, red currant, licorice and smoky aromas, underscored with light woody notes. The palate shows a tightly knit tannic framework. The wine is well-balanced with a silky texture. It unites fine concentration with great delicacy.

Food Pairing

This wine pairs well with fine meats, roast beef, water games, truffles and spicy stews. It is recommended to open the bottle one to three hours before serving and decanted if the wine has been laid down for more than five years.

Technical Information

Varietals: 100% Syrah

Wine Alcohol: 13%