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2006 Monier de la Chaptoutier Sizeanne

Tasting

Colour : deep garnet red, with purplish lights.
Nose : red fruit (rapberry, blackcurrant), with a hint of liquorice.
Mouth : good attack, round and elegant wine with concentrated and gentle tannins.
The final is on blackcurrant, raspberry and spicy (pepper) aromas when it is you

Grape variety

Syrah.

Soil

Our Hermitage “Monier de la Sizeranne” comes from a blending of different soils from West to East:
“les Bessards”: from a granitic origin, it constitutes the “soul” of a good Hermitage.
• “le Méal”: old alluvial terraces, with a lot of gravels and shingles more or less calcareous.
• “les Greffieux”: silty soil with shingles.

Harvest

Hand harvesting at optimal maturity.

Winemaking

Entirely destemmed, the grapes ferment in concrete tanks.
From one to two daily treadings ensure a good extraction. Temperature varies
between 30 and 33°C.

Maturing

The ageing is performed in oak casks between 12 and 14 months. This gives to the wine woody aromas which are a component of the bouquet.
Several rackings allow a slow and natural clarification.

Alcohol degree

14%

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