Domaine Gramenon Côtes du Rhône Rouge 'L'Emouvante' 2017
'A couple of years ago Michele mentioned to me that she had a plan for Syrah to sit with her celebrated 'Ceps Centennaires' Grenache - she's used the oldest vines she has on the estate, up on a limestone plateau at 350m altitude. Farmed biodynamically, as all grapes at Gramenonare, the had harvest grapes are fermented using ambient yeasts but for this wines, there is a 60-day maceration. She put in 2 bottles of the 2016 with my order last year and they knocked me out, I immediately got in touch to see if I could buy some but she told me it was allocated, "but don't worry, I made it again in 2017" well here we are, this is a Syrah that can mix it with the Titans and I suspect could live and improve for 20-30 years in a good cellar. Super'
- Andrew Guard