Slope La Canuse Viognier Syrah 2019


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The Wine:

Farmed using Organic practices. The vineyard is situated in Chavanay  which is between Cote Rotie to the north and St Joseph appellation to the south. The vines are at an average age of 15 years old. Granitic soil.
80% Viognier, 20% Syrah, whole cluster and natural fermentation with native yeasts. Vinified in stainless steel tanks and left on skins for 12 days. The wine is aged for 10 months in old neutral 400L oak barrels
Total production of 800 bottles.

The Note:

A very unique wine. A red made mostly from a white grape. Some like to say it’s a reversed Côte-Roties, as the famous appellation is usually made from an inverted blend of Syrah and Viognier. Some would also say it’s an orange wine, as actually, yes, it’s a maceration of majority white grapes. The color reminds us of pinot grigio ramato, or some other interesting blends of white and red varieties. The taste is absolutely unique. Very pleasant and playful at first, then the signature of Syrah comes in and gives it real structure and depth.