2018 Crozes-Hermitage, Dom. Yann Chave, 6x75cl IB

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Yann Chave joined his father Bernard at the family winery in 1996 and swiftly moved away from supplying the local co-operative and into the production of his own wine. Today, the domaine is certified organic across its 20 hectares, which includes 1.15 hectares on the hill of Hermitage itself.
Vinification is traditional with the fruit 100% destemmed, fermentation and maceration for 20-25 days in stainless steel vats, followed by ageing for 9-12 months in stainless steel or 650 litre oak casks. In 2018, harvesting was from 15th to 25th September under perfect conditions. This is an exemplary range of concentrated yet supple expressions of the syrah grape variety.
From a selection of parcels in both the northern and southern sections of the appellation. The vines average 25 years of age. Vinified exclusively in stainless steel vats in order to maximise the fruit, this is a beautiful, aromatic wine with ripe, opulent blackberry fruit, supple tannins and a long, fresh finish. Already delicious, it will develop increasing complexity as it ages. Drink 2020-2025.

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