Domaine des Entrefaux Crozes-Hermitage Rouge 2014 - 90pts WS (Organic) (750ml)
"Lively, with lots of white pepper and bay notes out front, followed by a solid core of plum skin and cherry preserves. White pepper details take an encore on the finish, lingering nicely. Well done in an old-school style. Drink now through 2019. 5,000 cases made." 90pts WS
Although the Tardy family has been growing grapes for generations, they only began to estate-bottle in 1979. They farm 25 hectares of vines: 21 hectares of Syrah and 4 hectares of Marsanne. The Marsanne grows on the historic hillsides of Mercurol, an appellation that was once as highly sought after (and costly) as Montrachet. The Syrah vineyards are on the pebbly limestone terrace of Les Chassis, thought to be among the best sectors within Crozes-Hermitage. The vines average 30 years of age and yields are kept at a modest 40 hectoliters/hectare. The family has been practicing organic farming for a number of years and earned organic certification in 2012. The grapes are hand harvested, 100% de-stemmed, and fermented with natural yeasts. 1/3 each: tank, foudre and barrique (mostly used). This is northern Rhone Syrah that over-delivers on every level...just the way we like it!
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