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Hervé Souhaut

Hervé Souhaut Syrah 2019


no added sulfur

Country: France

Region: Rhône

Type: Red Wine

Grape: Syrah

Hervé Souhaut created Domaine Romaneaux-Destezet in 1993. He works 5 hectares of old and ancient vines—between 50 to 100 years-old, and is very fortunate to own two vineyards in the Rhône Valley just opposite the storied hills of Hermitage in Saint Joseph. This region is widely recognized as being one of the world's finest areas for wine production, due to its elevation, ancient vineyard sites and the southeastern and southern exposures. The domaine is located in the tiny town of Arlebosc, about a 30 minute drive from St Joseph. The winery is underneath the 16th century farm and sits in the middle of the vines that make up Hervé's Souteronne, Syrah, and white cuvées.

Hervé works with entirely whole grape bunches and semi-carbonic maceration. His philosophy is to extract a delicate balance of tannins from the grapes, to make a wine with subtlety and finesse, that is drinkable in its youth.

From 30 year old vines. Grapes are hand-harvested and undergo long maceration without de-stemming. The wine is fermented in wooden tanks and aged on fine lees in second-hand oak casks for eight months then bottled without filtration.

Aromatic notes of crushed violets. On the palate, bacon fat, with deep black berries and plums.