Appellation: IGP Colines Rhodaniennes (Northern Rhone region)

 

Grape: Syrah (100%)

 

Farming: Organic (not certified)

 

Aromatics: Violets, black pepper, black cherries and blackberries jump out of the glass. Earthy and spicy notes from the partial use of whole bunch berries during vinification.

 

Palate: Intense black cherries, more blackberries, fine tannins, ripe and balanced fleshy texture. Long fresh and savoury finish.

 

About the wine: Made from 20-year-old vines in the “Cote Blonde” area, sitting on schist and clay. “Les Grandes Parcelles” is consider a baby Cote Rotie, and in some vintage it even includes a small amount of declassified Cote Rotie fruits. Hand harvested, partially destemmed, followed by traditional vinification. Aged in barrels.

 

When to drink: Drink now or in the next 4-5 years.

 

Service: 14 to 15 degrees. Cabernet glass. Decant for 30 mins when young.

 

Food match: Slow cooked meat dish, grilled meat with roast vegetable, meat stew.

 

The Wine Front, Gary Walsh: 91/100

2017 Domaine Garon, IGP Collines Rhodaniennes Syrah 'Les Grandes Parcelles'

$59.00Price