Les Trois Chenes

Les Trois Chenes

Appellation: Crozes-Hermitage
Varietal: Syrah
Vineyards: parcels in Pont-de-l’Isère, La Roche-de-Glun, Mercurol
Orientation: multiple parcels with various exposures
Average age of vines: 25 - 65 years
Principal soil type: alluvial stones over red clay base

The name for Darnaud’s flagship cuvée is taken from the three distinguishing oak trees which identify one of several parcels which are assembled for this wine. The final blend is a collection of the oldest vines for the domaine.

Although the character of each vintages changes, the evidence of a sensitive and deft winemaker is always present. Consistent are the trademark aromas of black fruits, tar, olive tapenade, violets and the waft of smoke. Soft, stylish and seductive as always.

Les Trois Chenes fact sheet (PDF)

Regions

France

Beaujolais
Burgundy
Champagne
Montagne de Reims Emmanuel Brochet Côte des Bars Domaine Marie Courtin Valleé de la Marne Flavien Nowack
Southwest
Côtes du Marmandais Élian Da Ros
Jura
Languedoc
Terrasses du Larzac Domaine du Pas de L’Escalette Saint Chinian Domaine Rimbert
Loire
Provence
Rhône
Crozes Hermitage

Saint JosephThe Saint Joseph bottling is from a single, 1 hectare parcel which goes by the name “La Dardouille” or roughly translated as the blazing sun…

Crozes-Hermitage, Mis en Bouche Being his more quaffable, younger vine, earlier to drink, fruitier, gift to the locals, Emmanuel prefers to keep this cuvee closer to home…

Crozes-Hermitage, Les Trois ChenesThe name comes from one of the six parcels (seven for 2007) which compose this wine, upon which can be found the three distinguishing oak trees which stand out and identify this vineyard.