La Combe Pilate Syrah 2018
Rhône Valley - IGP des Collines Rhodaniennes
spicy nose with fresh red fruit and pepper, complement by floral notes after aeration.
fresh on entry and delicate and silky on the palate. The black pepper and Morello cherry aromas give way to an energetic finish with notes of cedar.
sauteed beef with Thai basil, farfalle with duck leg confit in parsley and wok-cooked émincé of beef in sesame with an émincé of vegetables.
Clay, quartz pebbles, limestone gravel and loess. Areas with leptynites (gneissic metamorphic rock) granitoids.
100% Destemmed. Fermentation with native yeasts. 3-4 weeks maceration in concrete tanks at around 30°C, with a daily tasting. Regular pumping over operations and some punching down of the cap. After drawing off, the wine goes “hot” into demi-muids, previously used for 3 or 4 vintages. Malolactic fermentation in wood.
Around 12 months ageing with a racking in spring.