Vignerons Ardechois Terre de Frigoule Syrah
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PRODUCER: Founded in 1967, Vignerons Ardéchois is the most respected & award winning producer from the jaw-dropping Ardeche region in the South of France. Ardeche wine growers have long lived in the shadows of their more illustrious northern neighbours in the Rhone Valley and also Provence to the south, but are now being recognised by wine journalists and sommeliers alike for their unique style and fresh, elegant wines.
Vignerons Ardechois is made up of 12 different wine-making cellars spread over a mosaic of terroirs, from the Cévennes foothills to the Rhône valley - each cellar focussing on the varietals that are best suited to the growing conditions of that particular part of the valley.
WINEMAKING: The vineyard, 100% Syrah, is exclusively located in the municipalities of Alba la Romaine and Valvignères on clay-limestone soils that are resistant to drought, protected by the Massif du Coiron.
The plots are carefully selected. The grapes are harvested very ripe then macerated for 3 weeks to extract all the richness of the tannins. 50% of the cuvée is aged in oak barrels for one year.
TASTING NOTES: Dark garnet colour with purple reflections. Nose of black and red fruits, cherries, pepper and red peppers. The palate is rich and dense with substance and delicious tannins.