Ferme des 7 Lunes
Premier Quartier - 2016 - Jean Delobre
A rich nose with aromas of black fruits, coffee, prune, and cocoa, and toasted notes. The palate is surprising compared to the nose, very smooth and fluid, with beautiful structure – it's juicy! That’s the influence of the 2016 vintage! A wine with wonderful ageing potential.
- 75 cl
- Original features
- Degree of alcohol
- 12 %
- To drink from
- 2020 to 2028
100% Syrah, from young vines planted at 350 metres altitude on deep granite soils and farmed biodynamically. The grapes are harvested by hand. Vinification: the grape bunches are destemmed, followed by almost three weeks of maceration with a gentle extraction (some pumping over and crushing), pressing and then transfer into 228-litre barrels that have seen several wines. 12 months of maturation in oak. Neither fined, nor filtered, with just a microdose of sulphur before bottling, then maturation in bottles at the estate.
Jean Delobre of La Ferme des 7 Lunes, located between Valence and Vienne, took over the family business in 1984, following in the footsteps of his grandparents and parents. At the time, the estate was devoted to polyculture and vines were just one of their crops, farmed with chemical treatments while selling the grapes to the local cooperative. But Jean is a man of singular determination, and...All wines
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