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Dumien Serrette Le Moulin Syrah 2018 (750ml)

Dumien Serrette Le Moulin Syrah 2018 (750ml)

Organic

Don’t let the score sway you, this performs well above its review.
90 pts Vinous
Opaque ruby. Pungent aromas of cherry pit, black currant, dark chocolate and succulent flowers, with subtle game and cracked pepper notes in the background. Bitter cherry, dark berry and menthol flavors turn livelier as the wine stretches out. Finishes long and spicy, with a resonating black pepper nuance and smooth tannins lending gentle grip. 125 cases produced.

The Dumien name can be found mentioned in Cornas as far back as 1515. In 1925, before Cornas was recognized as an AOC in 1938, the family purchased the three and a half hectares of vineyards which constitute their current estate. Most of this land- three hectares of it- is found in the Patou vineyard, which has primarily granitic soils; the remainder is located in Les Savaux. The vines in Patou date back to the 1920’s, with some even exceeding 100 years old. After years of selling in bulk to negociants such as Delas, Chapoutier and Jaboulet, Domaine Dumien-Serrette began to bottle their own wine in 1983. Although Serrette isn’t certified, they use only organic fertilizer.

Nicolas Serrette purchased land just south of the village of Cornas and near the Rhone about five years ago and this is the first year that he was able to make wine from it. This Le Moulin bottling is 100% Syrah. The terroir is composed of small round stones from different glacial periods mixed with red clay. Aged in used 225L barrels, previously used for Cornas, for 9 months.

This is a small family estate, and we do mean small. Total production is only about 600 cases, 125 of which are today’s wine. Hell, Madame Serrette still labels each bottle by hand! Bucking current trends, Nicolas did not attend wine school or receive any type of formal training. Instead, as the Serrette family has done for generations, he learned winemaking from his father, Gilbert.

This is simply great wine being made in a traditional manner. If things never change here, we definitely won’t mind.

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