Fresh, juicy, plump fruit with hints of raspberry and other red fruits on the nose and a supple, smooth, lush palate almost southern Rhône in its warm, sweet-fruited style but with a smoky, peppery character and a lovely twist of acidity on the finish.
At the foot of the famous Hermitage hillside, the Cave de Tain l'Hermitage cooperative produces five appellation contrôlée wines, namely Hermitage, Crozes-Hermitage, St-Joseph, Cornas and St-Péray. Cave de Tain also owns a 21 hectare domaine within the prestigious Hermitage appellation and the head winemaker, Xavier Frouin supervises each stage of vinification, from grape reception, classified according to quality, right up to bottling. The Cave has established an enviable reputation for authentic wines bearing the full character of their individual terroirs, bringing out the best through careful and non-intrusive vinification methods. As it has grown, traditional wine making techniques have remained whilst benefitting from the latest developments in modern winemaking. Cave de Tain's new cellars were completed in late 2014; a total investment of €10m has dramatically reinvigorated winemaking facilities, increasing the Cave's quality potential without increasing production capacity. Speaking at the inauguration of the new cellars, Jancis Robinson said "Cave de Tain has always been managed with a true passion for the production of quality wines and extensive consumer insight. It is one of the best cooperative wineries in France, but also one of the best producers of northern Côtes-du-Rhône wines".
Syrah sourced from stony vineyards around the village of Granges-lès-Beaumont, well-drained pebbley soil with galets roulés. Grapes are de-stemmed & cold macerated to maintain the pure fruit character, slow fermentation to extract supple tannins.
Try with grilled red meats, rustic terrines, roast chicken, spicy vegetable & bean casserole.
Full-Bodied and Rich Red Wines
Full-bodied wines typically have more tannin, higher alcohol, and dark fruit flavours such as blackcurrant. Since these wines have so much pigment, they are higher in anthocyanin which has shown positive benefits to cardiovascular health. As far as flavour, these wines are the biggest on the spectrum and thus, pair with equally bold flavoured food.
Room Temperature (63-69 °F / 17-21 °C)
Barbecue, Mexican Foods, Smoked Meats, Red Meat & Steaks, Savory Mushroom Dishes, Black Pepper
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