Cuvée "Mise en Bouche" 2016


Crozes Hermitage Rouge 2016 Mise en Bouche
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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
Coulor : Red
Cuvée : "Mise en Bouche"
Vintage : 2016
Hervest dates : September 21 to 30, 2016
Grape variety : 100 % Syrah
ABV : 13°
Soil : Glacial alluvium composed of rolled pebbles
Age of vineyards : Less than 25 years
Cultivation : Ploughed soils, manual grape-picking
Winemaking/Maturing : 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 : Deep red, violet and sparkling tone

Nose : Powerful and rich. Notes of blackcurrant and blackberry, liquorice and intense black pepper

Mouth : Rich and gourmand. The attack is clear, almost refreshing. The middle of the mouth is round, crispy of fresh fruit and marked by smooth and meaty tannins. The final taste is delicate and reveals the fresh and greedy character of this wine

Good with : This wine will be wonderful with colourful cooking such as Chicken pastilla/tandoori served with a wild rice, with seared Beef back steak and Marrow bone, Shoulder of lamb potted in garlic, Saint Nectaire cheese or Tomme of Bauges
Laying down : 1 to 5 years

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