Domaine du Colombier - 2016 Crozes Hermitage Rouge
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Inside the bottle: This wine comes from Syrah vineyards that are nearly 35 years of age. This mid-weight wine expresses deep spice, graphite and pepper aromatics that are encouraged by its more reductive winemaking blend of cement and large barrels. The palate is always fresh with dark fruit, forest floor and a graphite-like texture. This is a classic Crozes with a sharp focus that opens up in the bottle after fifteen minutes or so to reveal its more charming sides. One must be patient with these wine upon opening and they will reward.
Terroir: Like its big brother “Cuvée Gaby”, this wine is grown on alluvial soils with very little granite or limestones. Sure, you can find those rocks scattered in vineyards that carry a white complexion due to the sand and moderately limestone rich clays. You also find an immeasurable amount of other round stones that clue you into the geological history both glaciers and flooding rivers deposited over thousands of years.