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Cave de Tain Crozes-Hermitage ‘Sans Sulfites’ 2019

FRH196

Cave de Tain

A no-added sulphites cuvée from Crozes-Hermitage specialists Cave de Tain.

Meet the producer

At the foot of the famous hill of Hermitage, the Cave de Tain co-operative produces five appellation d'origine contrôlée...

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Production

For Cave de Tain making a 'Sans Sulfites' Syrah isn’t just an experiment or an attempt to keep up with trends; it is the epitomy of Tain’s philosophy. Syrah, a variety in which Cave de Tain excels, is grown within Crozes-Hermitage classified vinyeyards on the left bank of the Northern Rhône valley. All growers practice reasoned (or even organic) viticulture as part of the strict sustainable practices laid down by the Vignerons en Développement Durable (VDD), which Cave de Tain have followed since 2007. Vine health is paramount with practices such as 'épillonnage' (removing secondary shoots to aerate the grapes, increasing the vines' resistance to humidity without the use of treatments) regularly monitored in each plot. All vineyards are within 15km of the cellar, meaning the grape harvest is delivered quickly and in prime condition, negating the need to add sulphur. In the winery (which benefitted from considerable investment in 2014) hygiene control measures are impeccable, another key factor in making a wine ‘sans sulfites’. Grapes are carefully selected and destemmed. Temperature controlled fermentation and maceration takes place in stainless steel tanks to preserve the purity and freshness of Syrah.

Tasting notes

Deep, intense morello cherry colour. Vibrant dark cherry fruit on the palate with fresh, mouthwatering crunchy tannins supporting the juicy, clean Northern Rhône fruit.

Food match

Delicious with cold cuts, lamb, guinea fowl and a cheese plate

Awards

2017 Vintage

Sommelier Wine Awards 2019

Bronze

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