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Domaine des Lises, 2012 Domaine des Lises Crozes-Hermitage Rouge

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"This delivers a direct, engaging beam of black cherry, bitter plum and boysenberry fruit, along with bramble, black pepper and iron hints on the finish. Drink now through 2019."
–Nov 2014

Domaine des Lises, 2012 Domaine des Lises Crozes-Hermitage Rouge


Domaine des Lises, 2012 Domaine des Lises Crozes-Hermitage Rouge

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2012 Domaine des Lises Crozes-Hermitage Rouge
Domaine des Lises

The Domaine des Lises is situated over 5 acres in the Beaumont Monteux commune of the Crozes-Hermitage appellation. Everything is planted to Syrah, with the vines being an average age of 18-25 years old.

The cultivation methods are traditional with an emphasis on low yields (between 35 and 40 hl/ha). No herbicides are used and the soils are worked only with a plough, which favors a deeper root-system. Grapes are harvested manually, put in 30 Kg cases, and de-stemmed. Periods in tank range from 20 to 30 days, after a cold maceration lasting a few days. Apart from one or two pump-overs to homogenize or aerate, extraction work is entirely manual. ‘Pigeages’ (or punch downs) are done on all tanks once or twice a day. The wines are barrelled directly after pressing and the malolactic fermentations are done in the barrels.

Drip and press wines are aged separately, in Burgundian barrels only, with a 5 to 10% proportion of new oak used, with 1/3 of one wine, 1/3 of two wines and 1/3 of three wines. Just one racking is generally done during ageing, in the springtime. After one year, the wines are racked and assembled. Before bottling— which usually occurs two months after assembling—the wines are not fined, but are slightly filtered.

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