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2015 Pierre Gaillard IGP 'Asiaticus'
Cases IN BOND EN PRIMEUR (6 bottles) @ £120.00
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Tasting Notes:
Named after the first century Roman senator from Vienne, Asiaticus is from land with good southerly exposure north of Vienne. Pierre began replanting the ancient vineyards at Seyssuel in 1996 along with two colleagues (Francois Viallard and Yves Cuilleron) and he has just one hectare to himself here in a terroir considered to outclass nearby Cote Rotie so this is a stunning value. The wine is incredibly layered but needs a little longer to come together.
Drinking Dates:
2020 to 2030
Cépagement:
100% Syrah (30hl/ha)
Upbringing:
Handpicked harvest, sorting of grapes. Total destemming. Cold fermentation before maceration, alcoholic fermentation at 35°C. Maceration following fermentation at 30°C. Malolactic fermentation in barrels. Aged 18 months in new oak from Allier and Nevers. Barrels: 50 % new with oxygen added every 4 months.
Critic Reviews:
"Very dark purple. Lots of ripeness on the nose. Almost riper and sweeter than one expects a north Rhône Syrah to be! Drying, tarry finish." 16/20 (Jancis Robinson MW)

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