Delas Domaines Des Chemins 2016 750 ml

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Indulge in the rich and complex flavors of Delas Domaines des Chemins, a Crozes-Hermitage Red that embodies the essence of the northern Rhône region. With its impeccable craftsmanship and a nod to its unique terroir, this wine is a testament to the artistry of winemaking.

Nestled on the left bank of the Rhône, the vineyards of Domaines des Chemins span across eleven municipalities in Drôme, making it the largest vineyard in the northern appellations. Here, the soils vary from granite hillsides resembling those of the renowned Hermitage to fluvio-glacial alluvium and terraces of rolled Rhône pebbles. The vineyards face south, basking in the gentle warmth of the sun, while the mistral wind graces the vines, ensuring optimal grape development.

This vintage is crafted exclusively from grapes sourced from Domaine des Grands Chemins, located on the prestigious “Chassis” terraces at the confluence of the Rhône and Isère rivers. With meticulous care, the grapes are hand-harvested, terroir by terroir, at the peak of their maturity. The traditional vinification process unfolds in open concrete vats, including a cold pre-fermentation maceration to enhance flavor extraction. Daily punching down and pumping over further intensify the extraction, resulting in a wine that beautifully captures the essence of the terroir.

Following vinification, the wine is aged for fourteen months – a portion in vats and the rest in Burgundy barrels, which adds a touch of elegance and complexity. Regular racking allows the tannins to mature gracefully, revealing their full potential.

In the glass, this Delas Domaines des Chemins showcases a deep garnet color with mesmerizing purple reflections. The bouquet entices with enticing aromas of stewed black fruits, including black cherry, blackberry, and blackcurrant. Notes of smoky undertones and liquorice weave through, offering a nod to the unique terroir of the Chassis sector. A captivating minerality lingers, accompanied by hints of eucalyptus and menthol. As it caresses your palate, you’ll experience a delightful balance of freshness and liveliness, indicative of its meticulous craftsmanship. The tannins, firm yet velvety, bring a pleasing density and a sensation akin to silk. Each sip reveals a symphony of flavors, showcasing the true character of Domaine des Grands Chemins. With its remarkable structure and remarkable aromatic persistence, this Delas Domaines des Chemins wine has exceptional aging potential, promising even more rewards as it develops over time.

Delas Domaines des Chemins pairs exquisitely with red meat, game birds, and crusted lamb. Let its complexity and depth elevate your dining experience, as the flavors intertwine and harmonize to create an unforgettable culinary journey.

Unlock the secrets of Crozes-Hermitage with Delas Domaines des Chemins. Experience the allure of this exceptional wine and savor the finest expression of the northern Rhône region. Elevate your wine collection with this captivating Delas Domaines des Chemins vintage today.

Additional information

Weight 1.3 kg
Dimensions 3.25 × 3.25 × 12 in
Region

RHONE VALLEY

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