De L'Orée 1999
Rhône Valley - Ermitage
Oeil : intense golden yellow, with hints of green and gold.
Nez : very intense, hot shingles, toffee, very ripe, fruity lemon with floral overtones of acacia and hawthorn.
Bouche : well-rounded start, full bodied, very complex with overtones of ripe fruits, spices and roasting. Very long in the mouth, with a fresh final note. According to the vintage, the wine can be kept from 30 to 60 years, indeed from 50 to 75 years.
Les conseils du Sommelier : Foie gras Crayfish,lobster Fish, poultry in sauces White meats Goat's cheese,blue cheese Spicy dishes and curry
Cépage(s) : Marsanne. The old vines (60 to 70 years old) guarantee low yields and a quality production.
Vendanges : Hand harvesting at maturity.
Sol : The grapes producing “De l’Orée” come from “Les Murets” plot. This soil is made up with very old fluvioglacial alluvial deposits.
Vinification : After pressing, the must is cold-settling for around 24 hours. About 50% is vinified in big wooden barrels (600 liters) with regular stirrings of the lees, the rest is in vats.
Elevage : Maturing on lees with regular stirrings for 6 months. Before bottling, the ageing in casks is checked by frequent tastings. The maturing lasts between 10 and 12 months.
Degré d’alcool : 14