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Cave de Tain Hermitage Rouge 2005

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Situation: Northern Côtes-du-Rhône, left bank. Grape Variety: Syrah 100%. Type of Soil: Granite, fluvio glacial alluvium. Vines planted on steep terraces. Climate: Microclimate with Mediterranean influence, very sunny (the vineyard is south oriented) and protected from northern winds. Yield: 35 hl per ha (maximum authorized 40 hl/ha) Area of the Appellation: 130 ha - 98 for red (325 acres - 245 for red) Vinification: Long and classic vatting (20 days). Running off when the wines are warm, directly into French oak barrels. 50% in new oak. Maturing : 18 months. The malolactic fermentation takes place in barrel. Characteristics: Deep dark colour with purplish tints. Rich nose of red and ripe fruits with vanilla, grilled and spicy notes. The palate is rich and generous with strong but silky tannins. Good length, full-bodied and persistent. Racy and attractive wine - Great ageing potential. Tasting: Serve at 16-18°(60° F) with red meats grilled or game in sauce, venison.

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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

Situation: Northern Côtes-du-Rhône, left bank. Grape Variety: Syrah 100%. Type of Soil: Granite, fluvio glacial alluvium. Vines planted on steep terraces. Climate: Microclimate with Mediterranean influence, very sunny (the vineyard is south oriented) and protected from northern winds. Yield: 35 hl per ha (maximum authorized 40 hl/ha) Area of the Appellation: 130 ha - 98 for red (325 acres - 245 for red) Vinification: Long and classic vatting (20 days). Running off when the wines are warm, directly into French oak barrels. 50% in new oak. Maturing : 18 months. The malolactic fermentation takes place in barrel. Characteristics: Deep dark colour with purplish tints. Rich nose of red and ripe fruits with vanilla, grilled and spicy notes. The palate is rich and generous with strong but silky tannins. Good length, full-bodied and persistent. Racy and attractive wine - Great ageing potential. Tasting: Serve at 16-18°(60° F) with red meats grilled or game in sauce, venison.

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