Cave de Tain Première Note Syrah 2018

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: A Northern Rhone classic, this Syrah offers aromas of black cherry, black pepper and violets. The dark fruit and pepper follows through to a juicy, medium-bodied palate, with soft, plush tannins. Long and clean on the finish.

Serve With: Enjoy with strongly flavored cheeses, grilled meats or charcuterie.

Additional information

Country

Region

Appellation

Collines Rhodaniennes IGP

Variety

Vintage

Wine Type

UPC

097871014960

Case Code

10097871014967

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).

Fruit for the “Première Note” Syrah was grown on slopes bordering the eastern side of “Cru” vineyards, within the districts of Tain l’Hermitage, St Donat and Tournon. Soil composition ranges from granite, to clay/chalk, to sand, to alluvial deposits.

Composition

100% Syrah

Viticulture

Vines average 10-20 years in age. Yields of 4 tons/acre.

Winemaking

Grapes were fully de-stemmed. Short, pre-maceration cold-soak followed by 10 days fermentation in stainless steel tanks. Matured in stainless steel tanks and bottled young.

Alcohol

12.0%

Accolades

90 pts, “Best Buy”, “Year’s Best Northern Rhone” – Wine & Spirits, 2/20 (2018).

Vegan

Farming Practices

HPS SKU

TAIN102218

 

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