Domaine de la Ville Rouge Crozes Hermitage Terre d'Eclat 2016


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£117.25 Price Per Case ( 6 Bottles )

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Country - France

Region - Rhône

Grape Varieties - Syrah 100%

Alcohol by volume - 13.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Domaine De La Ville Rouge

Tasting notes - Lovely and vibrant Syrah character with a substantial and dense palate and great, well sustained flavour and length. Fine tannins and loads of potential for development. Northern Rhône Syrah at its best expression.

Awards

91 Pts, Robert Parker , 2018

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A densely flavoured Syrah showing spicy chocolate, lavender and hints of smoky plums with a mouthfilling texture.

Producer Note

This family Domaine, located right at the heart of Crozes-Hermitage, was set up in 2006. It is run by Edgar and Jocelyne Girard and their son Sebastien. They produce top quality wines by combining traditional winemaking techniques and modern technology. The wines are produced organically with minimal sulphur use and have been certified organic since the 2012 vintage.

Vintage

2015 is considered to be one of the top vintages of the decade. The vintage was characterised by a long, hot summer which resulted in perfectly ripened grapes. The weather during harvest presented optimal conditions and the resulting wine are harmoniously balanced, with rich, powerful and concentrated flavours.

Vineyard

The grapes come from old, low-yielding vines of more than 35 years old. The claylimestone soils with an abundance of pebbles, provide good heat retaining properties. The vineyard is cultivated organically and is undergoing conversion to biodynamic status.

Winemaking

The wine was produced organically and the vinification involved minimal use of sulphur. A four-day cold soak was followed by temperature controlled fermentation, including several 'pigeages' or cap submersions in order to extract the desired levels of flavour and colour. The free-run juice was extracted naturally, without pressing, at warm temperatures, followed by a long post-fermentation maceration. The wine was transferred to oak barrel where it underwent malolactic fermentation and maturation for 12 months.

Tasting Note

Lovely and vibrant Syrah character with a substantial and dense palate and great, well sustained flavour and length. Fine tannins and loads of potential for development. Northern Rhône Syrah at its best expression.

Serving Suggestion

This intense and stylish wine is ideal with red meat, game, poultry dishes served with a rich sauce and cheese.

Grape

Syrah 100%

4654016A
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Data sheet

Vintage
2016
Bottle Size
75cl
Case Size
6 Bottles
Region
Rhône

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Domaine de la Ville Rouge Crozes Hermitage Terre d'Eclat 2016

Country - France

Region - Rhône

Grape Varieties - Syrah 100%

Alcohol by volume - 13.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Domaine De La Ville Rouge

Tasting notes - Lovely and vibrant Syrah character with a substantial and dense palate and great, well sustained flavour and length. Fine tannins and loads of potential for development. Northern Rhône Syrah at its best expression.

Awards

91 Pts, Robert Parker , 2018

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