Hermitage Rouge 2017
A Wine That
puts Syrah on a pedestal, right where it should be. There are few wines in the world that show the greatness of Syrah to the same extent as this wine, but at the same time, it's all about subtlety; this is Hermitage, the acoustic edition. A rare wine that we're overjoyed to have in the bottle shop.
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- Winemaker: Dard & Ribo
Where and How?
This is Syrah from Dard & Ribo's two organically farmed plots in the holy grail appellation of Hermitage.
Fermented naturally with whole clusters and aged in demi-muids until being bottled in October or November the following year, unfined and unfiltered.
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.