Cave de Tain Grand Classique Hermitage Rouge 2014

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: Ripe blackberry and cassis aromas on the nose, with complex pepper, spice, cocoa, tobacco, and black olive notes. Well-structured, with fine-grained tannins and layers of black fruit on the palate. A wine of impressive elegance and finesse, with a long, persistent finish.

Serve With: Excellent with wide range flavorful red meats (duck, lamb, more) and rich cheeses.

Additional information

Country

Region

Appellation

Hermitage AOP

Variety

Vintage

Wine Type

UPC

097871015035

Case Code

20097871015039

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

Sourced from well-exposed vineyards on the Hermitage hillside. Granite and fluvio-glacial alluvial soils. Yields of just over 2 tons/acre.

Winemaking

Fully-destemmed. Long maceration in tank (3 weeks to 1 month). Completes malolactic conversion and 18 months elevage in French oak barrels (50% new).

Alcohol

13.0%

Accolades

93 pts – The Wine Spectator, 8/31/17 (2014).

Vegan

Farming Practices

HPS SKU

TAIN052214

 

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