2018 Domaine Bernard Levet Amethyste Cote Rotie

Rhone Valley, France

A serious and sought-after Cote Rotie produced in minuscule quantities that's made for the cellar.



About This Wine

Produced in absolutely tiny quantities, the Amethyste Cote Rotie from Domain Bernard Levet is the kind of wine that Rhone lovers salivate over.

Quite traditional in style, it is a wholesome and rustic expression of Northern Rhone Syrah. Black fruited and spiced with a meaty character as well.

Assertive and powerful, this wine is only a baby, with so much evolution and development to undergo. With such a tiny amount allocated to Australia each year, it’s a wine you’ll need to jump on quick, then lay down for the long haul.

About Domaine Bernard Levet

Bernard Levet’s wines are built for ageing, and at maturity reflect, most effectively, the true nature of Cote Rotie terroir.

Taking over the estate that had belonged to his wife’s family in 1983, Bernard and Nicole committed to ensuring the future of the estate into the 3rd generation.

Now run by their daughter Agnes, their total production is between tiny, between 12-15,000 bottles per year.

With 3.5 ha of vines spread across six sites, the wines of Bernard Levet are a true expression of Cote Rotie, and its varied sub-regions.

The steeply terraced vineyards of Bernard Levet
The steeply terraced vineyards of Bernard Levet
Ampuis, France
Additional Info

From The Producer

From vines planted in both the Cote Blonde and the Cote Brune, as well as in the Baleyat, Chavaroche and Mollard lieux-dits. A portion of the grapes are destemmed, (30-50%) never more than half of the grapes are whole bunch fermented. The wine is aged in a combination of new and used 600 litre oak casks, of which 30% are new and oak foudres.

Blend : Syrah (100%)
ABV : 14%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2047
Bottle Size : 750ml

Agnes Levet among the vines
Agnes Levet among the vines
Cote Rotie, France

Delivery is Free for any order of $99 or more, or just $10 for any orders less than $99. There is no minimum order quantity and you can order in any combination you like. Make your perfect mixed pack!

Estimated Delivery Times for each postcode can be viewed here.

Authority to Leave and other delivery instructions can be left in the ‘SPECIAL REQUESTS’ box during checkout. The 'SPECIAL REQUESTS' box can be found on the here page before the final checkout page.

Warehouse Pickupis available from our Sydney warehouse in Ultimo, 2007. Just select Local Pickup at checkout. We are open 8am to 4pm, Monday to Friday.

Our Heat Policy can be viewed here. If you would like us to hold dispatch of your order for milder weather please leave instructions to do so in the 'SPECIAL REQUESTS' box found on the cart page before the final checkout. We are happy to hold it for as long as you like. All orders are fully insured so you can buy with full confidence that these tasty beverages will get to you in tip-top shape.

Returns are free for 100 days after purchase. You can view the conditions of our return policy here

For any other shipping related inquiries, please see our helpful FAQ, email us at or call us on 02 8376 8775..


Do I have to order in dozens? No, please mix it up! You can order wines in any quantity and variation you like. You can order 1 bottle or 50. We challenge you to make the ultimate mixed pack of wine!

Are there volume discounts? No, our pricing is designed to be the best in market already - no marking up and then discounting down! For very large orders (weddings, etc) we are open to negotiating though. Just give us a call.

Do we price match? Yes, within reason. Everyday low & consistent pricing is something we strongly believe in. We want our customers to feel confident they are always getting the best price. If you see a price lower somewhere else let us know and we'll consider matching it. We'll even retrospectively issue you store credit if you have already purchased from us but you see a lower price somewhere later on. Our price match policy can be seen here.

Can coupons and discounts be stacked? No, only one discount or coupon can be applied to an order at once.

I am trying to add more of a wine to my cart but it won’t let me? This means we are running low on stock of that wine. So for example, if the website will only allow you to add 3 bottles and no more, then that is all we have of that particular wine. The good news is we may be able to order more for you. Just contact us on 02 8376 8775 or and we'll organise the additional quantity for you.

Does Different Drop have a physical store? No. Just an a warehouse/office. We occasionally do events however, so sign up to our newsletter or follow us on instagram to stay in the loop.

Can I special order a wine you do not sell? If it’s doable, then we’ll make it happen. Just contact us directly via phone, chat or email and we’ll find out for you right away. Please note that in most cases special orders such as these will need to be in full case lots (6 or 12 bottles).

More FaQs: here