Equis, 2016 Equis 'Equinoxe' Crozes-Hermitage Rouge

"Deep ruby. Lively cherry, blackberry, licorice and violet aromas are complemented by a spicy cracked pepper nuance. Fresh and energetic on the palate, offering smoke-tinged red/blue fruit and lavender pastille flavors complicated by a salty olive note. Finishes spicy and long, showing an echo of dark fruit and smooth tannins."
Wine Spectator
Equis, 2016 Equis 'Equinoxe' Crozes-Hermitage Rouge

"Fresh and forward, with silky structure that lets ebullient plum and black cherry fruit flavors burst forth. Light violet and white pepper notes course through the finish, while the fruit wins out easily. Drink now through 2020. 2,000 cases made."
James Suckling
Equis, 2016 Equis 'Equinoxe' Crozes-Hermitage Rouge

"There's a gently reductive edge here. An array of cassis and red plum fruits lead into a smooth, ripe and approachably soft palate. Fruit is the focus. Drink now. Screw cap."
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2016 Equis 'Equinoxe' Crozes-Hermitage Rouge

VARIETAL: 100% Syrah

FERMENTATION: Hand-harvested fruit from primarily young vines at Domaine des Lises undergo skin contact for 4 to 5 days (1 part 100% skin contact/1 part 100% whole cluster). After several days of maceration, the wine undergoes a 20- to 30-day fermentation period including malolactic in concrete tank and large wooden tronconique vats with a degree of carbonic maceration. Aside from one or two pumpovers to homogenize or aerate, extraction is done entirely by hand with punch downs once or twice a day.

AGING: In tronconique vats.

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