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 : Red
Cuvée : "Les Trois Chênes"
Vintage : 2016
date :
September 21 to October 6, 2016
Grape variety : 100 % Syrah
ABV : 13°
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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