YANN CHAVE HERMITAGE 16
Yann Chave's Hermitage vines are over 40 years old and are rooted in a soil of loess that faces South-West that enjoys abundant sunshine throughout the year.
After 100% destemming, vinification is as gentle as possible with a twice-daily pumping over and vinification temperatures of under 28°C.
The wine is then placed in new and one-year-old demi-muids. Malolactic fermentation takes place in these barrels, and wine is kept here for 12 months. After this maturing phase, the wine will then spend 6 months in a vat to decant naturally prior to bottling.
The nose shows complex aromas of blackberry jam, liquorice sticks and spice leading to a full and generous palate. Mid-palate reveals rich aromas of ripe fruit and a hint of smokiness. The tannins are dense and intense, but with great finesse, giving the wine imposing structure and a long finish. A truly superb wine.
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