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.
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NatureSituated 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 manExclusively 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 potentialOrganoleptic 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.
VisionEdouard Guérin: ‘Our Syrahs must disclose a subtle bouquet of violet and licorice and a rich and indulgent palate.’
ProfileThe 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.’
Fluvioglacial alluvium, gravel and loess terraces, granite hillsides
80% concrete vats and 20% barrels for 12 months
|FOOD AND WINE PAIRING||
Red meat, game, stews