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Maison Les Alexandrins Syrah - 2017

Vin de France

When Syrah is blended with Viognier, you obtain a wine with more aromatic elegance and finesse. On the granite terroir of the Northern Rhône Valley, this blend gives freshness and body to the wine.
     

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Deep violet. Ripe dark berries and a hint of olive on the nose and in the mouth. In a jammy, lush style, showing good depth and a hint of menthol on the warm, broad finish, which shows just a hint of supple tannins.

This wine tells you so much about Maison Les Alexandrin’s approach to winemaking – it’s marketed as 100% Syrah to keep things simple but in fact contains a 5% slice of Viognier to ensure great taste and an easy-drinking style. The 6ha of vines for this wine are in the southern part of Crozes-Hermitage as it just crosses into Vin de Pays. Spiced pepper notes add interest to the cherry and raspberry fruits, with an upward tickle of minerality on the finish; this bounces through the palate.