Les Trois Chenes Red
Domaine Emmanuel Darnaud - Crozes Hermitage
Red,Crozes Hermitage
100% Syrah
history
Emmanuel Darnaud started his domaine in 2001 with just 1.3 hectares of vines but now has 15 hectares, all in Crozes-Hermitage.Since 2010 , the vineyard has been enriched with a new appellation : 1.7 ha of St Joseph . His painstaking work in the vineyard and regard for the fruit in the vinification process have ensured his place amongst the “big boys” with his first 2001 vintage. The quality of his wines has earned him great praise in French and international revues, as well as a place in many Michelin-starred restaurants. "If you like dark, rich, smoky-styled Syrah, this is a domaine for you to try."J. Molesworth.
Vineyard
Northern Côtes du Rhône, on the east bank of the Rhone river. The climate is continental with a Mediterranean influence. Glacial alluviums of smooth pebbles. Vines : 10 to 35 years old - 0.3 acre - Yield : 12/ 35Hl/Ha - 2.1 T /acre.
Winemaking
The grapes are harvested by hand, destemmed, then cold macerated and fermented in open concrete vats with regular temperature control. During this period, the winemaker treads, punches and pumps over several times.The wine is divided (35% in new barrels, 35% in one-year barrels, the rest in 2-3-year barrels) and left to mature for 13 months.
Tasting notes
Deep gleaming ruby red. A lovely aromatic complexity with cherry and violet, ending on notes of mocha and spices. The mouth brings out fine, silky lingering tannins. This is a wine with elegance, fineness and delicacy.
Food pairing
Red meat grilled or casseroled, ripe cheeses and game dishes in season.
Aging potential
2 to 8 years.
Grape varieties
100% Syrah
Press
Current and upcoming vintage ratings :
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Previous rating
201891 Wine Spectator
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201792 Wine Advocate
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201792 Wine Enthusiast
201692 Jeb Dunnuck
201692 Vinous
201691 Wine Spectator
93
2018
The remarkable thing about Darnaud' s 2018 Crozes Hermitage les 3 chenes is how unforced it feels , showing great amplitude and lengh while at the same time remaining silky and elegant. Hints of violets and blueberries emerge on the nose of this full-bodied effort. Expansive and enveloping yet effortless .
Joe Czerwinski - Wine Enthusiast
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