IGP Collines Rhodaniennes: Patrick Jasmin 'La Chevalière' 2019
An unmitigated bargain from the Northern Rhône IGP that keeps on giving - Collines Rhodaniennes. This pure Syrah 'mini' Côte Rôtie has that grand appellation's hallmark sleek black fruit and cool mineral core.
Patrick Jasmin's IGP bottling of Syrah which we had struggled to get our hands on in previous years is now more plentiful due to the acquisition of a hectare of vines from Christian Facchin at Vérin. Great news!
|Style||Red Wine, Sec, Full-bodied, Non Sparkling|
|Wine Region||Rhône, Côte-Rôtie|
|Grape Variety (Cépage)||Syrah|
|Food & Wine Matching||Casserole, Charcuterie|
|Cellarage||Drink 2021 to 2028.|
|Vinification||De-stemmed bunches are fermented in vat for 3-4 weeks and then raised in used oak barrels for 12 months before bottling.|
|Alcohol By Volume (%)||13.5|
Patrick is a fourth generation winemaker, who took over from his father Robert (after his sudden death) in 1999. Patrick's Great-Grandfather, Alexandre, was the chef at Château Ampuis and he was awarded some vines for services to the estate in the early 1900's. Today Patrick farms 5.3 hectares of vines located in 12 parcels in 8 separate climats or lieu-dits spread across both escarpments of Côte Rôtie – the Côte Brune and the Côte Blonde. Patrick deploys approximately 5% of Viognier in his classic Côte Rôtie and commendably only produces one cuvée of wine. Patrick's extensive vine-holdings allow him an enviably broad palette of fruit from which to blend and his wine typically has a harmonious integration of fruit and tannin which is why it has been described as the 'most Burgundian' wine of the appellation.
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