Domaine du Colombier, Tain l’Hermitage
We were thrilled to rediscover the wines of Domaine du Colombier last year with the 2018 vintage, and these 2019s are another beautiful line-up. The Viale family planted their first vines at the foot of the Hermitage hill in 1929, Florent Viale being the third-generation owner-winemaker, tending 16 hectares scattered across some of the best sites over the communes of Mercurol and Tain. Florent is keen to emphasise the natural freshness and purity of Syrah grown in this sector of the valley. His wines have precision and intensity.