Domaine Belle Hermitage Rouge 2015

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Beautiful deep, intense cherry-red colour with glints of ruby. The rich, intense nose opens quickly with floral notes, powdered rose, peony and iris root. Then, as the wine breathes, smoky and flinty scents, black pepper and white pepper express themselves in a complex and expansive fashion. The palate is full, deep and structured. The tannins are silky, smooth and well present. The finish is long with pronounced black fruit.

Varietals- 100% Syrah

Soil : permeable limestone, sand and gravel.
Viticulture: organic manuring, reasoned use of natural phytosanitary treatments, close pruning, leaf thinning, green harvesting if necessary, harvesting by hand. Vineyard in organic conversion.
Vinification : traditional in temperature – controlled stainless steel vats, no destemming, daily pumping over and punching down, a final warm maceration, five-week fermentation with indigenous yeasts.
Ageing : entirely in oak barrels for 26 months, with 50% new barrels and 50% one-year old barrels.