Domaine de la Ville Rouge Crozes-Hermitage Terre d'Eclat Rhone Valley 2017

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Domaine de la Ville Rouge Crozes-Hermitage Terre d'Eclat Rhone Valley 2017

Country - France

Region - Rhône

Grape Varieties - Syrah 100%

Alcohol by volume - 13%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Domaine De La Ville Rouge

Tasting notes - An intensely coloured and deeply aromatic Syrah with pronounced aromas of red fruit, layered with hints of dark chocolate and spice. Full bodied on the palate with fine tannins this expresses Northern Rhône Syrah at its best.

Awards
91 pts, Robert Parker, 2020

Domaine de la Ville Rouge Crozes-Hermitage Terre d'Eclat Rhone Valley 2017

A densely flavoured and robust Syrah showing spicy
chocolate, lavender and hints of smoky plums with a
mouthfilling texture.
ProducerNote
This family domain, located right in 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
2017 initially saw challenging climatic conditions; nevertheless this vintage has resulted
in very promising quality. Hot, dry weather during the summer created ideal growing
conditions for the vines, which have produced concentrated fruit with spicy flavours .
2017 was another good vintage for the Northern Rhône.
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 with natural
yeasts, including several 'pigeages' or cap submersions in order to extract the desired
levels of flavour and colour. Classical winemaking took place with pump-overs and
treading. The free-run juice was extracted naturally, without pressing, at warm
temperatures, followed by post-fermentation maceration lasting one week. The wine
was transferred to oak barrel where it underwent malolactic fermentation and
maturation for 12 months.
TastingNote
An intensely coloured and deeply aromatic Syrah with pronounced aromas of red fruit,
layered with hints of dark chocolate and spice. Full bodied on the palate with fine
tannins this expresses Northern Rhône Syrah at its best.
Grape
Syrah 100%

Awards
91 pts, Robert Parker, 2020

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