Rouge Deluxe Red 2022 Syrah Grenache
This years Rouge Deluxe sees this cuvée move away from 100% Syrah to include some delicious Grenache, a small surplus from the certified organic Landsborough Chapoutier vineyard under the guidance of Cory Hope.
The Syrah was 80% whole bunch in open concrete fermenters harvested from block 5 chapoutier. Grenache was fermented separately all destemmed pump overs once a day. Walsh block Syrah harvested on the 5th may 100% destemmed fermentation in open concrete two pump overs per day. All parcels were basket press & barrelled down in various sized casks from 228,500&600L of French & Austrian coopers. Racked in February Bottled with minimal Sulphur in March.
A big nod to the southern Rhône here.. Loving this combination of the Grenache providing a nice supple texture & lending some tannins from the Landsborough site into the bunchy syrah & the cold climate syrah spice. Dig in, perfect for the winter wonderland.