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L’Orientale

Crozes-Hermitage is geographically the most oriental appellation, the closest to the Orient. This 100% Syrah reveals sweet and subtle peppery notes supported by red fruits and a lot of freshness. The tannins are present but well integrated.

Les cartes en main

Nature

Situated rive gauche, face au couchant, the vineyards surround Tain l’Hermitage in alternating outcrops, terraces and granite hillsides. Its geographical position places it halfway between the northern and southern vineyards which explains the exceptional balance of its wines

The hand of man

Exclusively Syrah. The 40 hL/ha yields are a little more generous than in the south. Ageing is primarily in concrete vats although a small proportion of barrels and tuns adds further complexity

Character and potential

Organoleptic profile: its deep hue and purply blue glimmers is an indication of the aromatic profile of small red fruits, spice and licorice. Neighbor of the iconic Hermitage, its identity is one of depth and elegance.

Notre ambition

Vision

Edouard Guérin: ‘Our Syrahs must disclose a subtle bouquet of violet and licorice and a rich and indulgent palate.’

Profile

The perfect balance between fruit and tannins for a fresh yet indulgent wine.

Tasting notes

‘The palate exudes fresh red fruits and graphite. A concentrated wine with a velvety smooth tannic backbone and beautifully soft fruit.’

Détails techniques

Additional information

SOIL TYPES

Fluvioglacial alluvium, gravel and loess terraces, granite hillsides

VARIETALS

100% Syrah

VINIFICATION

Full de-stemming
-1 to 2 rack and returns in the pre-fermentation phase as well as daily pumping overs and cap puching throughout the 30 to 35 day maceration period
-controlled temperatures, fermentation at no more than 25°C and vatting at no more than 32°C

AGEING

80% concrete vats and 20% barrels for 12 months

FOOD AND WINE PAIRING

Red meat, game, stews

SERVING TEMPERATURE

15-16°C

CELLARING POTENTIAL

7-9 years

A retenir

100% Syrah: elegance and freshness
Smooth and indulgent
Alluvial plains
Neighbour of Hermitage
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