The Cave de Tain is among the world’s very greatest wine producers, a giant of the Northern Rhone with over 50 acres in Hermitage, a stunning, state-of-the-art winery (10 million Euros invested over the past five years) and a brilliant team of winegrowers.
Besides Hermitage, they produce most of the region’s IGP (previously Vin de Pays) and half of all Crozes Hermitage (but bottling only a third of that under their own top label), as well as St Joseph, Cornas and St. Peray.
Tasting Notes: A ripe and toasty wine, with a core of plummy, blackberry fruit and complex spice and mineral notes. Fine-grained tannins on the palate lead to a long, lingering finish.
Serve With: Excellent with red meat in wine sauces, marinated meat, and a variety of cheeses. Try it with dark, bitter chocolate.