Cuvée "Les Trois Chênes" 2013


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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 : Red
Cuvée : "Les Trois Chênes"
Vintage : 2013
Grape variety : 100 % Syrah
ABV : 13°
Terrain : Glacial alluvia composed of rounded stones
Age of vines : 25-60 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 (20% in wooden conical vats, 20% in in new wood "demi muids” and 60% in second- or third-use wooden "barriques”, duration roughly 18 months)
Tasting : Colour : Intense red with deep purple glints

Nose : Open, clean, and complex. Overtones of bilberry & blackcurrant, peppercorn, and a spike of mineral (rock)

Palate : Ample and generous. The palate is plump in the middle, evolving with fine, well-attired tannins

Goes with : While still young, this wine is the perfect accompaniment for cuisine featuring flesh and texture : Charcoal grilled beef ribs/Braised ox cheeks/Roast young guinea fowl
As the wine ages, the dishes such as young pigeon flesh or rolled venison will reveal the wine’s ampleness and show off its character
Laying down : 2-8 years

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