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Crozes-Hermitage "Les Pins" 2018

£44.00

A Wine That

shows that the Northern Rhône can be all about elegance. Without any new oak makeup here, this is Syrah in its birthday suit: just pure violet, blackcurrant and white pepper goodness. A rare wine that we're overjoyed to have in the bottle shop..

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  • Winemaker: Dard & Ribo
Crozes-Hermitage
Crozes-Hermitage
Crozes-Hermitage
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France
Northern Rhône

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14%

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Red

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75cl

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12-15°C

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Organic

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Granite
Sand

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Syrah

Where and How?

This is single vineyard Syrah, farmed organically by Dard and Ribo. The 40-year-old vines are planted on a steep hillside across from Pitrou, planted on granite.
The wine is fermented naturally with whole bunches, macerated gently for around fifteen days, after which it is aged in demi-muids and bottled in October or November the following year. A rare gem.

The Winemaker: Dard & Ribo

René-Jean Dard & François Ribo are the Sonny & Cher or Freddie Mercury & David Bowie of wine. They have farmed and made wine the way they believe it should be — naturally — since the 80s. Back then they were the only ones in their region, and opposition was fierce. It's not been an easy ride.
Now, they're an inspiration to a herd of younger eco-minded growers. Neither wine from the Rhône (nor indeed French wine in general) would be quite what it is today without this iconic double act.

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