Crozes-Hermitage Rouge “Certitude”

2016

From three sites on the Plateau de Chassis in the village of Mercurol. In the shadow of Hermitage, the land opens up here and there are many fruit orchards alongside the vineyards. Away from the famous steep slopes, the terroir is a mix of sandy clay and round river stones (galets roules). 100% whole cluster fermentation, followed by 18 months of aging in 5-6 year old barrels. Lush fruit and gentle tannins.

93 points
"Dark bright-rimmed ruby. Vibrant aromas of fresh, spice-tinged dark berries and candied flowers develop a suggestion of olive as the wine opens up. Clean and nervy in style, offering energetic black raspberry and bitter cherry flavors and a suave touch of Asian spices. Finishes sweet, gently tannic and very long, leaving a note of violet pastille behind."
Josh Raynolds,
Vinous Media

SKU/Code: 
DB3115-16
Product Line: 
Wine
Red
Varietal: 
Syrah
Farming Type: 
Sustainable