Les Varonniers 2018
Rhône Valley - Crozes-Ermitage
Oeil : deep garnet red.
Nez : very ripe red fruits, blackcurrant and raspberry, then liquorice.
Bouche : 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.
Les conseils du Sommelier :
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
Cépage(s) : Syrah. To elaborate our “Varonniers” wine, we have chosen our oldest Crozes-Hermitage vines (more than 60 years old on average).
Vendanges : Hand-harvested at maturity.
Sol : 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.
Elevage : This wine is entirely matured in oak casks (with a percentage of new ones) from 14 to 18 months.
Degré d’alcool : 14.5