Cuvée "Les Trois Chênes" 2018


Cuvée les trois chênes 2018
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Estate : Emmanuel Darnaud
21 Rue du stade
26600 La Roche de Glun (Drôme - Vallée du Rhône Nord - France)
Appellation : Crozes-Hermitage
Color : Red
Cuvée : "Les Trois Chênes"
Vintage : 2018
date :
September 5 to 18, 2018
Grape variety : 100 % Syrah
ABV : 14°
Soil : Glacial alluvium composed of rolled pebbles
Age of vineyards : 25-60 years
Cultivation : Ploughed soils, manual grape-picking
Winemaking/ maturing : All parcels are separately matured and aged (vats for 15 days): ageing in half-muids or oak barrels for about 18 months). This cuvee is made with 20% of whole crop
tasting :
Color: Beautiful purple colour with bright highlights. The colour is dense and deep

Nose: The nose is open, revealed by juicy fruit like black cherry or raspberry. A few notes of spices appear

Mouth: Great delicacy. The ripe and coated tannins offer a fleshy and pulpy substance. The finish is long and elegant

Good with: This wine requires fleshy and tasty cookings such as grilled red meat or simmered for a long time : a (thick) Charolaise steak seared in a pan and accompanied by a good juice and few "giroles sautées” in butter, A young roast pigeon "on the chest", some rats and candied cloves of garlic, A candied beef cheek (for a long time) in wine lees and served with a large cannelloni gratin with parmesan
down :
This wine can be drunk now if served 2 hours before serving or if it is decanted. It also can be kept for a good 10 years

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