Domaine des Entrefaux
Crozes-Hermitage Les Machonnières, 2016

Although the Tardy family have been growing grapes for 5 generations, they only began to estate-bottle their Crozes-Hermitage in 1979. The Domaine was created in 1979 by Charles Tardy. He was joined in the 1990’s by his son François, who is now accompanied by his wife Anne.

They farm 22 hectares of Syrah on the pebbly limestone terrace of Les Chassis, known for producing the finest Crozes-Hermitage reds and a further 6 hectares of white varieties, mainly Marsanne with a little Roussanne.

Grape

100% Syrah

Vineyard & Vinification Note

Located in Beaumont-Monteux

The vines are cultivated without weed killer, chemical fertilizers or synthetic products

Surface area of 1.5 ha
Soil: Diluvium stony alpine, ploughed soil

Pruning: Cordon De Royat
Age of vines: 25 years
Manual harvesting
Yield 35 hl / ha

Vinification:

100% Destemmed
Fermentation with indigenous yeasts
Fermentation approximately 3 weeks in concrete vats
Temperature control between 25 and 30 °
Bi-daily pumping
Pneumatic pressing

Ageing: In barrels of 1 to 5 wines
Malolactic in barrels
Raised on the lees for 12 months

Tasting Note

Shiny, very deep dark-purple colour with tawny and mahogany highlights. The nose needs airing to find a ripe, spicy character with some vegetal notes and balanced oak, rose and leather, olive, blackberry and fruit in alcohol, artichoke, cocoa and ras-el-anout. The palate is full and silky.

Food Pairing

Young wine for red meats and roast game
Oldest wine for hearty meals, artichokes sauces, chocolate desserts

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