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Cave de Tain Crozes Hermitage Les Haut du Fief 2009

Country:France
Regions:Rhone
Crozes Hermitage
Winery:Cave de Tain
Grape Type:Syrah
Vintage:2009
Bottle Size:750 ml
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Alain Jaume Cotes du Rhone Rouge Haut de Brun 2018

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Alain Jaume Cotes Du Rhone Rouge Haut de Brun is made from 60% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 10% Cinsault

The colour is purple-tinged garnet.The aromatic range of the nose goes from fresh berries (wild raspberry, blackcurrant, blackberry) to spices.The palate is big and full-flavoured, with silky-smooth tannins and aromas of the fruit already mentioned. The finish introduces touches of liquorice and pepper. A Côtes du Rhône with great complexity for an every day drinking.

A classic Rhône to drink between 1 and 4 years. Best poured at 17°C.

Traditional wine making and ageing is performed in vats only. Bottling after 10-12 months.

Ideal throughout the meal, but particularly with poultry and other white meats, as well as mild cheeses.

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"The 2017 Côtes du Rhône Haut de Brun is in the same ballpark as the 2016, with a similar level of concentration, yet it has more dark fruits as well as good minerality. This medium-bodied, concentrated, fresh 2017 will keep for 7-8 years.


There are few better run estates in the world than that of the Jaume Family’s Domaine Grand Veneur. Located in the northern part of Châteauneuf-du-Pape and run today by brothers Christophe and Sebastien Jaume, the estate produces a quasi-modern style of Châteauneuf-du-Pape (their Les Origins and Vieilles Vignes) as well as a growing number of negociant based wines from throughout the Southern Rhône. The 2017s whites are terrific across the board, and this vintage has produced charming, pure wines that are already drinking beautifully. The 2016 reds are some of the finest I’ve tasted from this estate."


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Hand-picked grapes, vinification in stainless steel vats. Total destemming. Cold pre-fermentation maceration.

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"The 2019 Crozes-Hermitage La Butte D'Or is incredibly spicy and peppery, with a medium-bodied, elegant, nicely balanced style. Delivering silky yet present tannins as well as good acidity, it’s just about as gulpable and delicious as they come. Enjoy bottles over the coming 4-6 years."

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56 Ha grown organically since March 2009 (in conversion). Part of the vineyard is plowed with horses. Mechanical harvest. Yields: 48 hectoliters per Hectares. Average age of the vines : 30 years old.

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Deep black plum color with violet tones. Ripe fruit on the nose, mostly blackberries and raspberries, intermingled with hints of spice and leather. On the palate, it is warm, fresh and pleasant with a long finish.

Age of the vines: betwxeen 6 and 16 years old.

Vineyards' location: Comarca de Peñafiel.

Vinification is made in large 20,000-liter stainless steel tanks (200 hectoliters) with automated temperature control.
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Product Description

Cave de Tain Crozes Hermitage Les Haut du Fief is made with 100% Syrah.
Type of Soil: The soil is stony, warm and filtering. It is made up of fluvioglacial alluvium. Extremely dry in summer, it favours healthy and early maturing of grapes.
Yield: 35 hl / ha.
Production: 30,000 bottles
Vinification: This cuvee is a blend from the best terroirs of the AOC Crozes-Hermitage. The vines are at least 20 years old. Long maceration, 80% of the warm wine is run-off into French oak for 12 months.
Characteristics: Deep dense garnet color with purple tints. Harmonious and intense nose of candied fruits and toasty overtones, cocoa beans, liquorice and spicy aromas. The palate is powerful, smooth and elegant. Full-bodied wine with silky tannins and ripe fruit. Well-balanced and exceptional concentration due to good climatic conditions. The peppery finish is long and persistent. A racy wine with over 8 years ageing capacity.

 

"A ripe red, with dark, alluring roasted fig, espresso and mulled blackberry fruit that manages to stay fresh and racy through the finish, where licorice snap and roasted apple wood notes add length and definition. Drink now through 2014. 6,000 cases made. –JM"
- Wine Spectator (October 15th 2011), 91 pts

Winery: Cave de Tain

The Cave de Tain Estate

Cave de Tain was founded in 1933 by 100 winegrowers from the district of Tain l'Hermitage. Its first president Louis Gambert de Loche was a land owner and a great humanist, from whom the Cave de Tain purchased the Hermitage vineyards.

Today the Cave de Tain has 370 grower-members and a total vineyard area of 1,140 hectares, of which 1,000 hectares are A.O.C. wines. At the foot of the famous Hermitage hillside, the Cave de Tain produces and sells five appellation controlee wines:

  • Hermitage
  • Crozes-Hermitage
  • St-Joseph
  • Cornas
  • St-Peray

The volume of these five wines vinified by the Cave de Tain represents almost half of the total volume of all northern Rhone AOC wines produced. The Cave also produces single varietal vins de pays wines from Syrah and Marsanne grapes grown on the outskirts of the appellation areas in the northern Rhone hills.
 

The Cave de Tain Vineyard

The wines of the Cave de Tain are recognized for their quality. The objective of the Cave is to provide wine lovers around the world with authentic wines which bear the full character of their individual " terroir ", bringing out the best through careful and non-intrusive vinification methods.

 

The winemakers supervise each stage of vinification, from grape reception, classified according to quality, right up to bottling. The cellar team makes every effort to respect the inherent characteristics of each vintage, to ensure a harmonious and natural finished product after vinification. In this highly traditional vineyard, successive generations have contributed to the growth and development of the winery by producing grapes of a quality they strive to constantly improve.

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