Cave Du Tain Tain l'hermitage

Region
France - Rhône
Size
21 hectare
Established
1933
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The Cave of Tain was founded in 1933 by Louis Gambert of Loche. Located between Valence and Lyon, Cave de Tain lies at the foot of the Hermitage hillside . At the heart of the historic northern Rhône vineyards, the cave produces and markets 5 wines and single varietal wines from over 1000 hectares of vines (Hermitage appellations, Crozes Hermitage, Saint Joseph, Cornas and Saint Peray) The leading producer of "vintage" wines in the northern Rhone Valley On the left bank of the Rhone River , the Hermitage hillside towers above the Crozes Hermitage appellation. On the right bank , from north to south, the vineyards of Saint Joseph, Cornas and Saint Péray cling to steep terraces. It is here, on granite and alluvial soils , resulting from a complex geological evolution offering amazing diversity , and at their most northern cultural limitation, that our grape varieties are at their best - Syrah for red wines, Marsanne for white wines. The Cave of Tain owns estates in the appellations Crozes Hermitage, Cornas, Saint Péray and notably 21 hectares in the prestigious Hermitage appellation.

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Crozes-Hermitage Grand Classique, , Cave Du Tain

Crozes-Hermitage Grand Classique

Origin: Tain l'hermitage, Rhône, France

Cave Du Tain is a leading French cooperative winery located at the foot of the famed Hermitage slope in Northern Rhone. It is particularly known for its wines from the Syrah grape, which is the only red variety it produces. Cave du Tain is the largest producer of AOC wine in Northern Rhone.

Vinification

Careful selection of grapes on the origin, maturity and quality of grapes. All grapes are de-stemmed. Fermented in stainless steel vats under temperature control and partially aged in oak barrels.

Grape Variety

Syrah/Shiraz 100%

Alcohol by Volume

ABV 13.5%

Winemaker's Notes

Intense garnet-red colour with purple tints. Delicate aromas of blackberry fruit, with vanilla and light oaky notes. Rich on the palate with a good sweetness and a firm tannic structure. Final notes of fresh blackcurrant, violet and oriental spices.

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