Grapes: 100% Syrah
Region: France> Rhone Valley> Crozes-Hermitage.
Notes:No new oak. 12 months in the barrels. Work is done with a horse (named Martin) in the vineyard. Organic viticulture,
The Sorrel family has been working in wine in the northern Rhone region of France since the late 1800s. Marc Sorrel took over the family wine business from his father in 1982. After some experimentation, he is now one of the best producers of traditional Hermitage. His production quantities are tiny. Marc's approach to winemaking is non-interventionist. He does not usually destem the grapes, avoids using new oak, and ages his wine in cases for two years before bottling. His Hermitage wines are well-structured and long-lived as a result of these winemaking techniques. Garnet in color with a harmonious nose and palate. Spicy with notes of brambles and red fruit. Delicious with roasted meats.