Cuvée "Au Fil du Temps" 2015

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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 :

Harvest date :
September 3 to 16, 2015

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 (oak barrels orconcrete vats for 15 days) : then 50 % are aged innew oak barrels and 50 % in half-muids or oak barrels that already contained wine. Duration: about 18 months).

Wine tasting :
Color : Deep red, violet and sparkling tone

Nose : Powerful, fruity and spicy. Notes of blackcurrant and blackberry, of spices and grilled almonds

Mouth : Rich and full-bodied. Tasting reveal denseand tight tannins of a great delicacy. The fruity hintsand the exquisite oaky character reveal a pure and accurate balance. This wine will gain in complexity and fineness when kept a few years in the wine cellar

Good with : Young, this wine will be appreciated with plates of character such as an « Emincé de volaille à la catalane (with sweet pepper, tomatoes and spices), marinated Beef kebab with grilled vegetables or with a creamy Blue cheese like "Bleudes Causses”. Older, this wine will be appreciated with braised plates like "Daubes”, "Boeuf bourguignon” or "Lièvre à la Royale” (Foie gras and truffle). With an Italian cheese such as "Pecorino à la truffe)

Laying down :
3 to 10 years

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