2015 Northern Rhône En Primeur
2015 is a stunning vintage in the Rhône Valley: the vintage has produced many intricately structured, beautifully concentrated wines of real class. Having tasted extensively across the region in March 2017, it was the northern appellations that particularly thrilled us. Just as we have seen with Burgundy’s 2015 Pinot Noirs, these Syrah-based wines have outstanding purity, flesh, vibrancy and fine structures. They combine density of fruit with energetic freshness and outstanding length of flavour. Many growers believe this is the most exciting and complete vintage they have ever seen. Although tempting to enjoy young, the best bottles have great potential for bottle-age – as indicated in our notes. It is with great excitement that we introduce our selection to you, “en primeur” (a duty-paid offer of our southern Rhône discoveries will follow shortly).
The 2015 Growing Season & Harvest
The northern Rhône enjoyed near-perfect wine-making weather conditions throughout the 2015 growing season. Of particular note, the summer was marked by warmth, sunshine and dry weather, but crucially, night-time degrees were low, ensuring that acidity levels – and thus freshness – were maintained. A small burst of late summer rainfall came at just the right time so that ripeness of skins and aromas could be fully achieved. A textbook, ‘easy’ year in the vineyards provided them with glorious raw material with which to work.
To view the full offer as a pdf, click here.
These wines are offered in bond UK, for delivery during 2017.
Unless otherwise indicated, prices are per case of 12x75cl bottles.