Crozes-Hermitage Les Meysonniers, Northern Rhone, M. Chapoutier 2016
Grape variety, 100% Syrah, hand harvested and aged in concrete tanks.
Very intense, purplish red in colour. Quince, peony and then roasted almond on the nose, together with aromas of red fruits, blackcurrant, raspberry and vanilla. On the palate full and round, the wine has a lovely rich character and blackcurrant fruit flavour, with stewed fruits and vanilla on the finish.
Crozes-Hermitage vines are grown on gentle slopes facing south. The soil is made up of a mixture of clays, pebbles and gravels. The Crozes-Hermitage “Les Meysonniers” comes from vines which are more than 25 years old.
Great with all meats and poultry, roast beef and cooked pork meats. Goes extremely well with cheeses.