Crozes Hermitage RED Cuvée Mise en bouche 2018

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Wine growing Estate :
Emmanuel Darnaud
21 Rue du stade
26600 La Roche de Glun (Drôme - Vallée du Rhône Nord - France)

Appellation : Crozes-Hermitage

Colour :

Cuvée "Mise en Bouche"

Vintage :

Hervest dates :
September 5 to 18, 2018

Grape variety :
100 % Syrah


Terroir :
Rolled pebbles

Age of vines : Amount 25 years old

Farming method :
Ploughed soils, manual grape-picking

Winemaking / ageing :
All parcels are separately matured and aged (oak barrels or concrete vats for 15 days) (70 % in wooden truncated vats and 30 % in oak barrels of 2 to 5 wines during 11 months). This cuvee is made with 20% of whole crop

Wine testing : Color : Purple red with violet highlights, deep and intense

Nose : Powerful with black cherry, spices such as grey pepper lixed with liquorice hints

Palate : Aple, generous and fleshy mouth with delicate and smoothed tannins

Pairing : This wine will be perfect with strong flavours such as grilled beef tournedos served with potatoes cooked in duck fat. A lamb tagine stewed with prunes. And also, would pair well with a strong and delicate cheese such as a matured « Tomme de Savoie au marc de raisin ».

Laying down :
1 to 5 years

History of the vintage