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 :

Cuvée :
"Les Trois Chênes"

Vintage :

Grape variety :
100 % Syrah


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

History of the vintage wines

> Crozes Hermitage Red cuvée Les Trois Chênes Vintage 2014
> Crozes Hermitage Red cuvée Les Trois Chênes Vintage 2013