Cuvée "Les Trois Chênes" 2016

Cuvée les trois chênes 2016
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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 :
"Les Trois Chênes"

Vintage :

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 and aged (oak barrels or concrete vats for 15 days) : ageing in half-muids or oak barrels for about 15 months). This cuvee is made with 20 % of whole crop

tasting :

Color : Red ruby with slight pink tints

Nose : Frank, honest and with great distinction. Notes of black berries, olives and black pepper

Mouth : Long on the palate and clawy. The taste reveals very exquisite tannins which need several years to fade away with ageing. The whole is of a very nice balance

Good with : This wine is very good with tasty and textured cookings such as Baked ham on the bone, juice with confied garlic ; thick piece of rumsteak, reduction of Syrah, Saddle of hare in blood , fine purée of celery; Mère Richard’s Saint Marcelin cheese

down :

Can be drunk immediately after a long while in a decanter (one day or one night) or to savour between 2025 and 2030

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