Cave de Tain Gambert de Loche 2015

Red

France

Northern Rhône Valley

Description

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: An iconic wine named after Louis Gambert de Loche (1884-1967), the founder of the Cave de Tain. A wine of exceptional power and elegance. Offers a complex nose of ripe black fruit, with hints of exotic spice and smoked meat, and light menthol and bacon notes. Dense, rich, and well-structured on the palate, with ripe, fine-grained tannins. Very long on the finish.

Serve With: The perfect pairing for game and rich, red meat preparations.

Additional information

Country

Region

Appellation

Hermitage AOP

Variety

Vintage

Wine Type

UPC

097871015042

Case Code

20097871015046

Vineyards

Sustainably-grown (certified Group ICV). Nearly 2500 acres under vine, with more 2200 acres in appellation (AOP) vineyards (Hermitage, Crozes-Hermitage, Saint Joseph, Cornas, Saint Péray) and the balance in IPG Collines Rhodaniennes. Appellation vineyards include 71.6 acres in Hermitage (of which the Cave de Tain directly owns 54.3 acres).

Composition

100% Syrah

Viticulture

Selection Parcellaire. Sourced from the Cave de Tain’s very best vineyard parcels on the Hermitage hillside. Western vineyards are dominated by granite, with eastern vineyards dominated by fluvio-glacial alluvial soils.

Winemaking

Fermented in cement tanks, with a délestage as maceration began and regular pump-overs. Long maceration in tank (3 weeks to 1 month). The free-run juice was then run into new, French oak barrels for malolactic fermentation and 19 months maturation. Unfined and very lightly filtered prior to bottling.

Alcohol

13.5%

Accolades

92 pts., "High quality to say the least, it is medium to full-bodied, concentrated and structured, with superb purity of fruit." – Jeb Dunnuck, The Wine Advocate, 12/13.

Vegan

Farming Practices

HPS SKU

TAIN242211

 

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