Cuvée "Au Fil du Temps" 2012

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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

Colour :

Cuvée :
"Au Fil du Temps"
Single parcel selection : the "Saviaux” plot in La Roche-de-Glun
This Cuvée is available only in magnums

Vintage :

Grape variety:
100 % Syrah


Terrain :
Glacial alluvia composed of rounded stones

Age of vines :
Over 35 years
Cultivation :
Worked soils, manual picking

Winemaking / maturing :
The production from each parcel is kept separate for fermentation (wooden or concrete vats for 15 days) and maturing (50% in new wood and 50% in second-use "barriques” or "demi muids”, duration roughly 15 months)

Tasting :
Colour : Ruby with violet glints

Nose : Intense and complex; Aromas of blackcurrant, flowers, and hazelnuts

Palate : Slender and distinct. Round, juicy attack. The evolution is ample and marked by well-attired tannins. The finish is long and nicely mature

Goes with : Its structure makes it ideal for cuisine with character: Grilled pork ribs with creamy polenta; Baked medallion of larded monkfish ; Saint Nectaire "fermier” grade cheese ; Washed mature Picodon cheese ("Dieulefit” method)

Laying down :
2-8 years

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