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2018 Crozes Hermitage “Goutay”

Barruol / Lynch

There is a lot of wine in this wine! So much that it's a wonder they were able to fit it all in there. If I were allowed to say something as ridiculous as candied brambles on a bed of freshly fallen leaves, I might...but I'm not, so I won't. A more sophisticated take is something like, rich and powerful black and blue fruit accompanied by bacon fat, licorice, and herbs. Either way, it is delicious all the same.

Michael Bargo

$40.00
Wine Type: red
Vintage: 2018
Bottle Size: 750mL
Blend: Syrah
Appellation: Crozes Hermitage
Country: France
Region: Northern Rhône
Producer: Barruol Lynch - Northern Rhône
Winemaker: Louis Barruol
Vineyard: Planted in 1980, 1 ha
Soil: Granite
Aging: Aged in small, old barrels for 12 months, then 6 months in tank
Farming: Lutte Raisonnée
Alcohol: 15.5%

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About Northern Rhône

map of Northern Rhône

On the wines of the northern Rhône, Kermit wrote in Adventures on the Wine Route, “The best combine a reminder of the sunny Mediterranean with the more self-conscious, intellectual appeal of the great Burgundies farther north, which is not a bad combination.” Like the wines of Provence, Burgundy, and Beaujolais, Kermit was introduced to this region by Richard Olney, an American ex-pat and friend of Alice Waters.

Though technically part of the same region as the southern Rhône and connected by the Rhône River, much differentiates the north from the south. The climate is continental and in general cooler than that Mediterranean climate of the south. The appellations are significantly smaller: Cornas has less than 300 acres planted to vine and Hermitage around 345. The area planted is minute when compared to Gigondas (3,000+ acres) and Châteauneuf-du-Pape (nearly 8,000 acres). Many of the great wines come from steep hillside vines—terraced during Roman times. It was clear to the Romans that great wine could be made here and DNA evidence now shows that Syrah is in fact indigenous to the Rhône.

The terroir is predominantly granite and lastly, blends of the wines are mostly single grape varieties. Only four grape varieties are permitted in AOC blends: Syrah, Viogner, Marsanne, and Roussanne (as compared to the 19 permitted varieties allowed in Châteauneuf). The red wines are nearly all Syrah and Condrieu and Château Grillet must be 100% Viogner. The whites of Hermitage, Saint Joseph, Saint Péray, and Crozes-Hermitages may only be blends of Marsanne and Roussanne.

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2018 Cornas “Renaissance”

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2017 Côte-Rôtie “Nève”

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2019 Saint-Péray Blanc

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2018 Hermitage Blanc “La Pierrelle”

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2018 Hermitage Rouge “La Pierrelle”

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2019 Condrieu

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When buying red Burgundy, I think we should remember:

1. Big wines do not age better than light wine.
2. A so-called great vintage at the outset does not guarantee a great vintage for the duration.
3. A so-called off vintage at the outset does not mean the wines do not have a brilliant future ahead of them.
4. Red Burgundy should not taste like Guigal Côte-Rôtie, even if most wine writers wish it would.
5. Don’t follow leaders; watch yer parking meters.

Inspiring Thirst, page 174

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