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Producer: Domaine Georges VernayGrape Varieties: 100% SyrahOptimum Drinking: Within 16 yearsWine Style: Powerful complex silky redAlcohol by Volume: 12.5%Country: France
Silky and smooth with a touch of chocolate and smoky black olives with firm tannins on the long finish.
Georges Vernay is known as the "King of Condrieu" and was responsible for the growth and worldwide recognition of this small appellation during the 1950s. His estate covers 22 hectares of vineyards, six of which are in the Côte Rôtie appellation. The steep and uneven vineyards make mechanical labour impossible. The vines are manually cultivated without the use of residual herbicide or insecticide. George's daughter, Christine, returned to her roots with Paul Anselem, her Parisian husband, and has looked after the winemaking since 1997, gaining worldwide recognition for her Côte Rôtie wines.
Average age of vines 50 years old planted 10,000 vines per ha. Guyot simple training.
De-stemmed before being placed into oak vats for a fermentation lasting 3 to 4 weeks. Maturation in oak for 24 months (30% new)
Great Cote Rotie is characterised by its combination of power with elegance. Silky and smooth with a touch of chocolate and black olives with firm tannins on the long finish.
At room temperature to accompany game and mature cheese.
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