Les Varonniers 2018
Rhône Valley - Crozes-Ermitage
Appearance: deep garnet red.
Nose: very ripe red fruits, blackcurrant and raspberry, then liquorice.
Palate: ample and solid, vanilla and jam final. According to the vintage, the wine can be kept from 30 to 60 years, indeed from 50 to 75 years.
A lovely freshness in direct contrast with the wine’s darkness and depth, exceptional concentration.Food and wine pairing : All meats and poultry Cooked pork meats All cheeses
Grape variety/varieties: Syrah. To elaborate our “Varonniers” wine, we have chosen our oldest Crozes-Hermitage vines (more than 60 years old on average).
Harvest: Hand-harvested at maturity.
Soil: The granitic slopes are oriented South-East at the end of the Hermitage hill and on fluvial terraces on the “Chassis” plot.
Vinification: Vinification is made in small concrete tank. Fermenting is long and lasts around one month to polymerize tannins. Only free-run juice is used.
Ageing: This wine is entirely matured in oak casks (with a percentage of new ones) from 14 to 18 months.
Alcohol content: 14.5