Domaine de la Ville Rouge Crozes Hermitage Terre d'Eclat 2016
£117.25 Price Per Case ( 6 Bottles )
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This intense and stylish wine is ideal with red meat, game, poultry dishes served with a rich sauce and cheese.
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