Fragrant raspberries, cacao and musk perfume this plush, softly textured Syrah. Matured in oak barrels for 14 to 16 months(10% in new barrels), it’s a richly concentrated, plumy red spiced with cinnamon and anise. Soft in tannins and yielding in fruit, it’s an Hermitage that’s approachable much younger than most of its peers.
Michel, his son, inherited the same passion. He decided to give a new dimension to his father’s vineyards. The first Hermitage, Crozes-Hermitage and Saint-Joseph Ferraton were brought into the world. A close friend of the Ferratons’, Michel Chapoutier brought his know-how. In 1998, the vineyards were converted to organic viticulture, then certified. Before embracing the culture of bio-dynamics. An audacious step, for innovative and strong perspectives.
Grapes are destemmed. Maceration in concrete vats, used to slow the change in temperature, for about four weeks (depending on vintage).
Pairs well with beef, lamb, deer, venison, and poultry dishes.