Cuvée "AU FIL DU TEMPS" 2018

Au fil du temps - Vintage 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 :

Cuvée :
"Au Fil du Temps"
Ground Parcel selection : terroir "Les Saviaux"
Vintage :

date :

September 5 to 18, 2018
Grape variety :
100 % Syrah


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 (vats for 15 days) and raised separately (in half-muids or barrel - duration: about 18 months). This cuvee is made with 20 % of whole crop

tasting :

Colour: Dark and intense. Purple colour with violine highlights

Nose: Rich and delightful revealed by spices and black fruit: blackcurrant, blackberry, clove, undergrowth and graphite point (pencil lead)

Mouth: Unctuous, fleshy and of a great volume. The tannins reveal the delicate substance and give to this wine a great richness. Very long finish

Good with: This wine will be perfect with strong and flavoursome dishes : meats, cheese : Lamb shoulder candied with anchovies, tomatoes candied with thyme,
Duckling roasted int the pan and served with a few "grenaille” potatoes, Duck breast cooked on its skin, some black cherries with juice and a fine mash "Vitelotte” potatoes (purple potato), Ripened « Brillat Savarin » cheese

down :

This wine can be drunk now if served 2 hours before serving or if it is decanted. Or it should be forgotten for at least 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