Crozes Hermitage Au Fil Du Temps 2016 Vintage

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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 21 to October 6, 2016

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 or concrete vats for 15 days) : then 50 % are aged in new oak barrels and 50 % in half-muids or oak barrels that already contained wine. Duration : about 16 months). This cuvee is made with 20 % of whole crop

Wine tasting :
Color : Deep red colour, with a beautiful brilliance and a slight ruby tint

Nose : Delicate and subtle. Aromas of blackberry and liquorice stick. Feeling of wet stones

Mouth : Rich and élancé. The entry in the mouth is of a great freshness. The tannins are velvety and offer a voluminous and racy mid-palate. This wine reveals a great harmony and will need a few years to get mellowness and reveal its optimum

Good with : This wine will reveal itself with soft and delicate textures such as : Hazelnut deer, juice of spices and creamy polenta, Pluma of Pata-négra just seized,crushed green cabbage, Aubrac Rib of beef, creamy Béarnaise ; Morbier cheese of a few years

Laying down :
3 to 10 years

History of the vintage wines