Domaine des Remizieres Cornas 2017

Country
France
Region
Northern Rhone
Producer
Domaine des Remizieres
Grape(s)
Syrah (100%)
Type
Red
Style
Complex
Oaked Style
Oaked
Body Style
Medium bodied
Dry/Sweet Style
Dry
Alcohol Content
14%
Closure Style
Cork
Organic/Biodynamic
Not Set
Vegetarian/Vegan
Vegetarian
Yes
Vegan
Yes
Allergens
Sulphites
Yes
Milk
No
Egg
No

Region

The region, following the Rhône River as it flows south of Lyon, is suited to the Syrah variety for the great red wines of Crozes Hermitage and St Joseph, whilst the often perfumed and powerful white wines are made from the fragrant Viognier of Condrieu and the complex Marsanne and Roussanne blends created in the rare whites of Hermitage, Crozes and St Joseph.

Producer

Originally the Desmeure family were typical Rhône Valley fruit growers, their granite rich farmland planted to orchards. Just 4ha of vines were cultivated at Domaine des Remizières and the harvest sold to the famous Cave Coop in Tain. In 1977 the decision was taken by the Philippe Desmeure to produce and bottle everything themselves. Now under third generation oenologist Emilie and viticulturist Christophe, sister and brother, the domaine has grown to encompass 36ha of vineyard including prime sites of Crozes Hermitage, Hermitage, Cornas and Saint Joseph farmed using organic practices. The Domaine was awarded with a High Environmental Value Certification (HVE) which recognises the work they do to respect the environment and biodiversity in the vineyard.
Tasting Notes
This Cornas is made from 40 years old syrah vines grown on granite soils. Full bodied with notes of red fruits, mulberry, truffle, mushrooms and cloves. There is an elegance to the wine with a distinctive mineral character, fine grained tannins and a very long finish.
Food
Serve with game such as quail, guinea fowl or partridge.