CROZES HERMITAGE

2018 Cuvée Ghany Domaine Gaylord Machon

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Grapes Syrah
Colour Red
Origin France, Rhône
District Northern Rhône
Village Crozes Hermitage
ABV 14.5%

Another knock out wine from Machon, this had so much perfume and intensity on the nose, black raspberry, black pepper, dried roses, ginger and dark chocolate. In the mouth the tannins are beautifully pliable and overlaid with sleek black fruits, spice, deliciously wild savoury touches and a bright balancing acidity. Drinking range: 2021 - 2031 L&S (Mar 2021)

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Domaine Gaylord Machon

Domaine Gaylord Machon is in Beaumont-Monteux, in the heart of the Crozes-Hermitage appellation, on 'les châssis' a name which derives from the numerous large stones found in this area, which make for a particularly free-draining soil. 5% of the domaine is Marsanne and Roussanne, from which a tiny amount of white is made, the rest being all Syrah for the two cuvées of red.

All the work in the vines is manual, including the harvest. Gaylord took over 5 hectares of family vines in 2002, the produce of which he took to the co-op, like his forbears, until 2008, when he began to sell the grapes of what was then an enlarged 8.5 hectares to Paul Jaboulet Ainé. In 2011 he made his first wine. He is a qualified winemaker, and had trained with Luc Tardy and Laurent Combier, among others.

Gaylord built his own vinification cellar in 2014, and today vinifies about half his red production and all the white.

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