DOMAINE ROMANEAUX-DESTEZET CLOS DES CESSIEUX HERVE SOUHAUT

SKU
5840
$59.99
 
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Type
RED
Varietal
SYRAH
Country
FRANCE
Region
RHONE VALLEY
Sub-region
ST JOSEPH
Vintage
2017
Bottle Size
750ML
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  • A new cuvée from vines that Beatrice’s grandfather owns (along with all the other vines). But around 25 years ago, before he knew Hervé wanted to make wines, he rented that parcel out with a 25-year lease. The vines were planted back then from clonal selection (as opposed to massale (non-clone) for the rest of the vines). These vines weren’t worked organically until Hervé got the vines back in 2013. Herve says the soil in St Joseph is very rocky with very little soft soil that retains chemicals, so he thinks the chemicals have now washed out of the parcel.

    Varietals: Syrah

    Tasting Notes: Les Cessieux is a study of Hervé’s use of finesse in what would traditionally have made a powerful and brooding wine. The classic elements of Northern Rhone Syrah, dark red fruits and savory elements of bacon fat are present, but they are subtle in comparison with the floral aromas jumping out of the glass. Les Cessieux is Hervé’s most exuberant–one might say hedonistic–wines.