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In a Nutshell
Multi award winning Syrah with great structure.
Grown on granite soils the wine has a minerality and complexity balanced by ripe, rounded blackberry and spice fruits. Supple and well knit tannins provide good structure and length on the finish.
Vineyards are situated on the right bank of the valley in the Northern Rhône, and arranged in terraces on granite soil. Harvesting is by hand and grapes from the old Syrah vines are selected from the best sites in the Saint Joseph vineyard.
A second and uncompromising selection of the grapes takes place in the cellar to determine the final “Esprit de Granit”. All grapes are destemmed. After a long maceration (3 weeks), the juice is run off directly into oak barrels for 14 months.
Cave de Tain
At the foot of the famous Hermitage hillside, the Cave de Tain l’Hermitage produces five appellation contrôlée wines, namely Hermitage, Crozes-Hermitage, St-Joseph, Cornas and St-Péray. The Cave de Tain l’Hermitage owns a 21 hectare domaine within the Hermitage appellation and the winemaker, Xavier Frouin supervises each stage of vinification, from grape reception, classified according to quality, right up to bottling.