Region: IGP Collines Rhodaniennes
Type: Red Wine
When Pierre-Andre and Anne started to farm in the out of the way Coteaux-Du-Gier somewhere between Lyon and Clermont-Ferrand wine wasn’t a priority, instead it was grains, fruits and dairy cows, as well as a tiny production of wines. This kept going until the early 2000's when a drop in milk prices forced them to rethink a few things, and they decided to take some of their most interesting land and convert it to vineyards. What didn’t change was the commitment to be farmers first, to work the land honestly and responsibly and have the product reflect that, be it wine or milk.
This wine comes from young vines, aged 11 months in neutral demi-muid. It's a savory example of Syrah, with notes of olives, herbs, and spice, along with boysenberries and forest floor. La Chanse is a little richer and has a less intense structure than many examples from the northern Rhône, and opens up beautifully with a bit of time and air.