Vin de Pays de l’Ardèche “Les Iles Feray”

Vin de Pays de l’Ardèche “Les Iles Feray”

Appellation: Vin de Pays de l’Ardéche
Varietal: Syrah
Vineyards: Les Iles Feray / Les Rivoires
Orientation: Single parcel
Average age of vines: 15 years
Principal soil type: Silt with eroded stones

While still considered within the Saint Joseph appellation, the brothers choose to bottle this younger vine Syrah separately from their flagship appellation cuvée because the vineyard location on flatland close to the bank of the Rhône, does not posses the same granite base as is typical of the hillside sites and thus while a wonderful Syrah in its own right, the brothers do not consider it of the same caliber as the wine born of the hillside parcels.

By every measure a lovely Syrah with accent on dark fruit and possessing a plush, velvety palate but lacking in the floral tones and structural elements of the Saint Joseph bottling.

Les Iles Feray 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
Volnay Village

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