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Marc Sorrel Le Greal Hermitage Rouge 2018

Marc Sorrel Le Greal Hermitage Rouge 2018

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Tasting Notes

92% 1927-28 Syrah and 8% Roussanne, Marsanne from Le Méal, 1984-85 Syrah from Greffieux, can be about 50% destemmed (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017 all whole bunch), 3 week vinification, early pumping overs to oxygenate the yeasts, cap punched, aged 25% new, 75% 1-6 year oak 16-20 months (first new oak was 2004), unfined, unfiltered, 1200bts made. 

‘The 2018 Hermitage Le Greal is a blend from Greffieux and Le Méal, hence the name. That aside, it's simply a stupendous wine, bursting with licorice, violets and cassis on the nose and backed by ample concentration and a rich, velvety mouthfeel. There's a faint steaminess evident (the fermentation is 100% whole clusters), but it just adds complexity to both the palette of aromas and flavors and the palate (in terms of textural interest). The finish is long, long, long. Yes, I wrote it three times in my notes.’ Drink: 2021-2040. 96-98 Points Joe Czerwinski, The Wine Advocate Dec 19

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
Volume 750ml
Country France
Region Northern Rhone
Sub Region Hermitage
Winemaking Practices Minimal Intervention
Vineyard Practices Minimal Intervention