Today’s wine: Les Fleurs de Mai 2016, Domaine Georges Vernay2018/6/8



Moving to the reds from this estate and aged in old barrels, the 2016 IGP Fleurs de Mai is a layered, beautiful 100% Syrah from the Northern Rhône that offers lots of blackberries, olives and peppery, even floral characteristics; it has medium-bodied richness, sweet tannin and a great finish. Complex with nice freshness.
Excellent acidic line and tender tannins. Such a long, aromatic finish! Pushes all the Syrah buttons. Pure pleasure.

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Origin : Northern Rhône Valley, Collines Rhodaniennes IGP

Les Fleurs de Mai is 100% Syrah grown on the hills just above the Condrieu appellation boundary, within the Collines Rhodaniennes IGP. This is a happy hunting ground for many good-value reds and whites.

SO2: 21mg/l

Viticulture : Organic
Harvest : Manually harvested at maturity, the grapes are then loaded & transported to the cellar in cases.

Vinification: The grapes are first de-stemmed and then placed into temperature controlled stainless steel vats for a fermentation of between 2 to 3 weeks.
Élevage: In oak vats for 8 months.

Vines years average: 50 years old

Vineyards: Mature vines planted on the plateau adjacent
to the Condrieu appellation.
Annual Production: 5,000 bottles




Bottling: without fining or filtration
to eat with: Veal and olive stew
Service Temperature: 16-17° C
Vol: 13,5% vol
To drink: from now until 2021

Bottle Size: 0,75l
Price: ¥2,478



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