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Alain Graillot - Crozes Hermitage 2020

Alain Graillot Description

All the grapes are hand-harvested, from severely-pruned, low-yielding vines. The red Crozes-Hermitage grapes are not destemmed, i.e. 100% whole-cluster. They are loaded into lined concrete vats, and temperatures are brought down to 18°C for a 2 to 5 day pre-fermentation maceration. Once vinifications (indigenous yeast) get going, temperatures rise to 30°C, and cuvaison lasts 15 to 21 days. Aged for one year - 80% of them in one to 3 year old oak barrels, the remaining 20% in vat. They are given a light filtration but no fining before bottling.

Vinous: 92 Points

Saturated magenta. Displays expressive red and dark berry, smoked meat, olive and floral qualities on the spice-accented nose. Sappy and penetrating on the palate, offering gently sweet cherry-cola, blackberry and baking spice flavors that show fine detail and a mineral, back-end lift. Finishes very long and subtly chewy, with repeating smokiness, harmonious tannins and strong persistence. 

 
V
92

Price: $43.99

Sale Price: $36.99

6+ Price: $34.99 / btl

Quantity Available: 58
Producer Alain Graillot
Country France
Region Rhone Valley
Subregion Crozes Hermitage
Varietal Syrah
Vintage 2020
Sku 15676
Size 750ml
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