Au fil du Temps 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 : more than 35 years Selection of parcels: Terroir of the "Saviaux" - la Roche de Glun.
Winemaking
The grapes are harvested by hand, destemmed, then cold macerated and fermented in open concrete vats or wood tank during 15 days.The Parcels are aged separatly: 50% in new oak tank / 50 % in barrels or demi-muids - approx 12 months.
Tasting notes
Deep ruby color with hints of purple. The nose is intense and complex with blackcurrant, flowers and hazelnut aromas. Racy wine with round and juicy attack. The evolution is ample with smooth tanins. Long and very mature final.
Food pairing
Matches perfectly food with character : grilled pig backbone, creamy polenta, dairy Saint Nectaire...
Aging potential
2 to 8 years
Grape varieties
100 % Syrah
Press
Current and upcoming vintage ratings :
201894 Wine Spectator
201894 Wine Advocate
201894 Jeb Dunnuck
201893 Wine Enthusiast
Previous rating
201792 Wine Enthusiast
201692 Wine Spectator
201693 Jeb Dunnuck
201692 Vinous
94
2018
On the exotic side, with a mix of açaí, blueberry and boysenberry reduction flavors entwined with licorice root and singed alder notes. Everything knits wonderfully through the finish, letting the fruit drip while the background notes flicker. Drink now through 2028. 210 cases made, 40 cases imported. — JM
James Molesworth - Wine Spectator
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