Wine Type: Red Wine
Grape Variety: 100% Syrah
Aging Potential: Drink now through 2022
Serving Temperature: 13 °C
Alcohol Level: 13%
Alain Graillot is arguably one the finest winemakers in the Rhone Crozes-Hermitage region. On a cycling holiday in Morocco, he discovered vineyards along the Atlantic Coast, in the Atlas Mountains. In spite of only 20 hectares of vineyards, it is relatively cool climate thanks to the ocean breezes and an altitude of about 500m. The vines' aged between 10-40 years old. There is no use of herbicide or fungicide treatment to the vineyard. All the work is done by hand, which reduced damage to the grapes and resulting in an elegant yet intensely concentrated Syrah. Farmed organically, Alain crafts this red wine as a fruit-forward Moroccan red, yet it is made in an old-world style with moderate extraction, excellent balance, and complex aromatics.
- Deep ruby
- Plenty of ripe purple black fruits and dried cherry followed by sandalwood, herb and spice. Finish is dry, long and classical.
- Moderate extraction, excellent balance, and complex aromatics
- Morrocan Chicken