Domaine Ferraton Crozes-Ermitage Le Grand Courtil 2017
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100 % Syrah. Around 20 year old vines.
Mid-slope plot, clay and limestone in the lower part, and with a granitic layer and gravely soil on the top. Full south exposure situated in the village of Mercurol within the Crozes-Ermitage district.
Grapes are destemmed 85% to 100% depending on vintage. Maceration in concrete vats (for a better thermic inertia) for about 4 weeks (depending on the vintage). Extraction made by pumping over and punching down.
The barrel ageing lasts about 12 months depending on the vintage (10 to 20% in new oak). Then 8 months 100% in cement tank.
Colour: deep, limpid and brilliant Nose: very ripe small red fruits and a leather note.
Palate: jammy red fruit, full-bodied, delicate tannins with a slight woody vanilla flavour. Long lasting wine.