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Cave de Tain Cornas 2005

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Situation: Northern Côtes-du-Rhône, right bank. Grape Variety: 100 % Syrah. Type of Soil: Steep terraces on granitic sand. Climate: Microclimate with Mediterranean influence. Yield: 40 hl per ha; 37 hl/ha in 2005. Area of the Appellation: 17 ha. Vinification: Careful selection of the grapes depending on the age of the vines and specific vineyard plots. Long vatting (3 weeks), under controlled temperature. Malolactic fermentation completed in vat then ageing in French oak barrels during approx. 16 months. (30% new oak). Characteristics: Dark ruby color. Spicy nose with hints of tobacco, vanilla, red and black fruits. The palate is powerful, rich and silky, with toasty, roasted, liquorice and black olives notes. The tannic structure is pronounced. Good concentration and length. Complex finish with fruity and spicy notes. Tasting: Serve at 16-18° (60F°) with red meat in wine sauces, meat in marinade, games and cheese; even dark chocolate. To be decanted, even young.

Region: France » Rhône » Northern Rhône » Cornas

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Color: Red
Varietal: Syrah
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Cave de Tain:
  When you think Cave de Tain, your mind should instantly jump to Syrah. Syrah is the only red varietal that Cave de Tain makes into wine, making it a specialist in its production. Not only that, but it is also the leading producer of “cru” wines in the Northern Rhone Valley, with about 2,500 acres of grapes planted. Cave de Tain is a collective of about 330 growers... Read more
  When you think Cave de Tain, your mind should instantly jump to Syrah. Syrah is the only red varietal that Cave de Tain makes into wine, making it a specialist in its production. Not only that, but it is also the leading producer of “cru” wines in the Northern Rhone Valley, with about 2,500 acres of grapes planted. Cave de Tain is a collective of about 330 growers located in Rhone Valley, France. Louis Gambert de Loche founded Cave de Tain in 1933 and became its first president. The wines produced as a part of the Cave de Tain l’Hermitage are sourced across many terroirs and domaines, including Crozes Hermitage, Hermitage, Cornas, Saint Peray, Saint Joseph, and Vin de Pays. Not only does it encompass wine produced across these regions, but it produces almost half of the wine grown in the Crozes Hermitage. Read less
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Snooth User: clementa
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08/09/2011

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Situation: Northern Côtes-du-Rhône, right bank. Grape Variety: 100 % Syrah. Type of Soil: Steep terraces on granitic sand. Climate: Microclimate with Mediterranean influence. Yield: 40 hl per ha; 37 hl/ha in 2005. Area of the Appellation: 17 ha. Vinification: Careful selection of the grapes depending on the age of the vines and specific vineyard plots. Long vatting (3 weeks), under controlled temperature. Malolactic fermentation completed in vat then ageing in French oak barrels during approx. 16 months. (30% new oak). Characteristics: Dark ruby color. Spicy nose with hints of tobacco, vanilla, red and black fruits. The palate is powerful, rich and silky, with toasty, roasted, liquorice and black olives notes. The tannic structure is pronounced. Good concentration and length. Complex finish with fruity and spicy notes. Tasting: Serve at 16-18° (60F°) with red meat in wine sauces, meat in marinade, games and cheese; even dark chocolate. To be decanted, even young.

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