1990-92 Syrah from a total of 1 hectare on La Bouvate et Les Rennes at Larnage, northern sector, 50% destemmed, 2 week vinification, cap punched, vat emptying/refilling, aged 4-10 year oak casks 12-13 months, then 3-6 months vat, unfined, unfiltered, 3 bottlings – March/April, May, end of June/July, 3,500bts made.
Excellent peppery nose – enough to make you sneeze, almost. Leathery and savoury on the finish with excellent fruit ripeness and a long liquorice length. Exemplary, and balances ripe fruit with fragrant spice. Drink: 2020-2033. 17.5/20 (RH), JancisRobinson.com
Marc Sorrel has some of the most brilliant sites in Hemitage and has improved over the last 30 years to be one of the finest producers Hermitage alongside Chave & Chapoutier for quality, if not price (yet). His winemaking technique is distinctly non-interventionist he uses new oak extremely judiciously and his wines are often aged for up to two years before bottling. This traditional approach gives an old-fashioned style of Hermitage which is full, well-structured and very long-lived. - Importer Note
|Product Type||Wine Red Shiraz|
|Winemaking Practices||Minimal Intervention|
|Vineyard Practices||Minimal Intervention|