IGP Collines Rhodaniennes: Patrick Jasmin 'La Chevalière' 2017
An unmitigated bargain from the Northern Rhône IGP that keeps on giving - Collines Rhodaniennes. This pure Syrah 'mini' Côte Rôtie has that grand appellation's hallmark sleek black fruit and cool mineral core.
|Style||Red Wine, Sec, Full-bodied, Non Sparkling|
|Wine Region||Rhône, Côte-Rôtie|
|Grape Variety (Cépage)||Syrah|
|Vinification||De-stemmed bunches are fermented in vat for 3-4 weeks and then raised in used oak barrels for 12 months before bottling.|
|Alcohol By Volume (%)||12.5|
Patrick is a fourth generation winemaker, who took over from his father Robert (after his sudden death) in 1999. Patrick’s Great-Grandfather, Alexandre, was the chef at Château Ampuis and he was awarded some vines for services to the estate in the early 1900’s. Today Patrick farms 5.3 hectares of vines located in 12 parcels in 8 separate climats or lieu-dits spread across both escarpments of Côte Rôtie – the Côte Brune and the Côte Blonde. Patrick deploys approximately 5% of Viognier in his classic Côte Rôtie and commendably only produces one cuvée of wine. Patrick’s extensive vine-holdings allow him an enviably broad palette of fruit from which to blend and his wine typically has a harmonious integration of fruit and tannin which is why it has been described as the “most Burgundian” wine of the appellation.View more wines from this producer...