Located on the right bank of the Rhône, this appellation is the Rhône Valley’s northernmost and also one of its most prestigious.
VINEYARDS AND TERROIR
The Syrah vines grow in gneiss and clayey-sand soils on the appellation’s south-facing terraced slopes, and enjoy prolonged exposure to the sun.
The grapes are entirely de-stemmed and placed in temperature controlled stainless steel vats to macerate for around 20 days during which we carry out an average of two pumping-over operations per day. The wine is aged for 12 months in used barrels.
Notes of strawberry jam, spices and undergrowth mingle together within a delicate, complex bouquet. Broad and silky on the palate, offering up chocotately and crushed strawberry note on a tannin frame of exceptionnal and finesse.
SERVING AND FOOD PAIRINGS
Decant when young and serve at 17°C with a rib of beef or similar good cut of meat. With its structure and breadth, it can bear long cellar-ageing and, when mature, will be perfect with game.