Crozes-Hermitage



Cuvée "AU FIL DU TEMPS" 2017


Au fil du temps - Vintage 2017
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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 :
"Au Fil du Temps"
Ground Parcel selection : terroir "Les Saviaux"
Vintage :
2017

Harvest
date :

September 6 to 15, 2017
Grape variety :
100 % Syrah

ABV :
13°

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 (oak barrels or concrete vats for 15 days) : then 50% in half-muids or oak barrels that already contained wine. Duration: about 16 months). This cuvee is made with 20 % of whole crop

Wine
tasting :

Color : Dark red with hints of deep purple. It has a beautiful brilliance as well as a beautiful material

Nose : Very intense nose with flavours of red fruits alongside flowers such as lilac or rose

Mouth : The mouth reveals a nice finesse as well as delicacy. The tannins, supple and subtle, are highlighted by flavours of flower and of small red fruit

Good with : Mijote of pork tenderloin with prunes and grilled seasonal vegetables; Filet of grilled Bonite, soja sauce and wok of crisp vegetables; Cheese "Saint Nectaire"

Laying
down :

The character of this wine reveals a brightness that will evolve for up to about 5 years

History of the vintage wines

> Crozes Hermitage Red cuvée Au Fil du Temps Vintage 2013
> Crozes Hermitage Red cuvée Au Fil du Temps Vintage 2012