*** 92 Parker Points ***
*** Bronze Medal at International Wine Challenge 2016 ***
Country: France Region: Languedoc Roussillon
Varietal: 100% Syrah
Vintage: 2014 Colour: red Style: dry
Producer: Maison Brotte
This appellation spreads over 11 communes within a triangle formed between the hills of Tain l’Hermitage, the Rhône river and the Isère river. It is, in volume, the most important cru of the Northern Rhône. The vineyards are situated on the plain below the surrounding hills where the soils are made up of granite and quarternary alluvial deposits left by the Isère river (clay and gravel). We select our wine yearly from amongst a small group of trusted wineries of the appellation with whom we have been working for many years.
Colour – Dark with hints of deep purple.
Nose – Intense blackcurrant and violet aromas with spicy notes of white pepper, liquorice, vanilla, black olives and a hint of laurel leaves.
Palate – Harmonious and firm, suggestive of cherries and blackcurrant with long and well defined tannins on the finish. The long and flavourful finale reveals black fruits notes.
Duck breast / Soft cheese / Ice cream