CROZES-HERMITAGE LES PAILLANCHES

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APPELLATION

Crozes-Hermitage AOC

GRAPE VARIETIES

100% Syrah

WINEMAKERS

Edouard Guerin

TECHNICAL DATA

Alcohol
13%

2016

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AUGUST 2018
BACKGROUND

Northern Rhône Valley on the left bank of the Rhône River.

WINEMAKING & VINTAGE NOTES

Fluvio-glacial alluvium and loess terraces in the southeast of the appellation for ¾ of the vineyards and granitic hillside surrounding the Hermitage for the rest.

Total crushing - pre-fermentation natural maceration of temperature and time varying according to the tanks - Delicate extraction by 1 to 2 shedding at the beginning of the fermentation phase and then by small fractional pumping up until the end of fermentation. Post fermentation vatting hot, up to 32 ° C in 2015 for the most beautiful vats. Total vatting of 3 to 5 weeks.

12 months in oak foudres, oak barrels, and Demi-Muids.

TASTING NOTES

Concentrated nose of black fruits (blackcurrant and cherry) accompanied by notes of licorice and violets – the characteristic floral nose of Crozes-Hermitage. The palate is racy and structured with finessed tannins. Pair with poultry, sausages, and meat dishes.

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