Delas Frères

+33 (0) 475089297 2 Allée de l'Olivet
Saint-Jean-de-Muzols,
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It has become quite commonplace to remind everyone that the best wines are more the result of work in the vineyards than of the winemaker's talents, however impressive these may be. And those who work in the winery and cellars have humbly gone along with that. But 2008 has underscored the necessity for true balance and complementarity between vineyard and cellar work. The growing season was not an easy one this year. Exceptionally high rainfall (650 mm up to the end of August) made for a lot of work in the vineyards, and imposed some limits on what we could expect. Fungal diseases that we thought were now limited to less favourable climates than the northern Rhône valley returned to our hillsides, locally causing considerable losses in crop. This also slowed down the maturation process, and, in some parts of the DELAS FRERES estate, veraison of grapes only completed around August 20th. This was the case, for example, in plots like Combe Clos, part of Domaine des Grands Chemins, the firm' Read more »

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  • Muscat

    History of the grape: Muscat existed as far back as the Ancient Greeks. It spread throughout the world as empires gre...

  • Viognier

    History of the grape: Viognier is thought to be an indigenous grape of Croatia that was brought to the Rhone in Franc...

  • Esprit

  • Grenache

    You’re a member of the ‘Rhône Ranger’ band. Your groupies think you’re ‘hot’, even when you're boozy and "strung out"...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

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  • Delas les Launes Crozes Hermitage Rouge 2005

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    Wine review by Barberolo


  • Côte du Ventoux Delas 2008

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    The wine is a lovely deep ruby to purple color, and the nose is thick with ripe fruit, blackberry and plum, and a nice bit of spice that balances the fruit very well. There is also a good bit of earthiness too, somewhat reminiscent of the forest after a spring shower that reminds me of the flavors of black truffles. The wine is quite fruit for... Read More

    Wine review by jtryka


  • Saint Esprit Cote du Rhone Delas 2009

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    Wine review by ceekaynj


  • Delas Cotes du Rhone L Esprit 2008

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    Wine review by smiles813


  • Delas Frères Red Rhone Blend Côtes du Rhône Saint-Esprit 2007

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    Nose is classically Syrah with berry fruit, violet, and liquorize. Somewhat full, rounded tannins. Read More

    Wine review by alanb1108


  • Delas Frères Hermitage les Bessards 1995

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    The nose was deep, layered and constantly changing. It showed savory leather and beef jerky, and it then turned to noxious floral notes with chalky minerals and undergrowth. On the palate, it was balanced, juicy and savory with blackberry, pepper, and kale. The finish was clean and pure with great balanced acidity keeping it fresh. Read More

    Wine review by Eric Guido


  • Delas Frères Hermitage les Bessards 1995

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    Briney olive, cured meat and bread nose. Healthy tannins and increasingly savory palate with O2. Read More

    Wine review by alanb1108


  • Delas Frères Hermitage les Bessards 1995

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    Exceptionally light and fruity on the nose, yet reveals a palette that is not in line with that! Light on the tannins and oak and tastes a tiny bit like aged Gewurztraminer, in a strange way Read More

    Wine review by KristinW


  • Delas Frères Hermitage les Bessards 1995

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    Fermented tobacco, green olive juice and a nice touch of limestone. Elegant and refined in the mouth with early meaty, gamy juices followed by green tobacco, peppercorn, caper, herb, salt, black olive, mineral, smoke and stem. The structure here is rather light in appearance but firm in nature. The meat juice and green peppercorn notes linger on... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Delas Frères Hermitage les Bessards 1995

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    Smell of leather, sand dust, with light hints of honey and vanilla. Very light body and tastes of ripe yet slightly acidic fruit. Read More

    Wine review by Kirsy


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