Le Pavillon Ermitage Rouge 2011, M.Chapoutier
Grape Variety: Syrah
£265.00 Inc. VAT
This plot has an area of approximately 4 ha. Le Pavillon name was given to this plot selection and has a particular geology. The soil is made up with sediments on fine layers being on a granitic subsoil. Produced from 100% Syrah grape variety, the age of the vines (90-100 years) guarantees a very high quality production. The grapes are hand-harvested to the limit of over-maturity. Due to their age, these vines give low yields.
Totally destemmed, the grapes ferment in concrete tanks. From one to two daily treadings ensure a good extraction. The temperature of fermentation does not exceed 32°C. Maceration lasts between 4 and 5 weeks, to obtain a polymerization of tannins. Only the free-run wine is used for this single vineyard. The wine is then matured in oak casks (with a 30% average proportion of new ones) between 18 and 20 months.
This 2011 vintage has smoky aromas with raspberry, blackberry, walnut and liquorice notes. The palate is complex, strong, velvety and long with liquorice, tobacco and cocoa flavours