Domaine Fond Croze Villages Vaison-la-Romaine “Shyrus”
WHY WE LOVE IT
- This wine comes from their estate vineyard in Saint-Roman-De-Malegarde.
- Its exposure on the North side of the hill offers a magnificent freshness.
- The vineyard of Saint-Roman-De-Malegarde contains chalky clay-limestone slopes, with a North-West exposure.
- This Cuvée is elaborated with a selection of the most healthy and ripe Syrah of their vineyard.
Varietal Composition: 100% Syrah
Elaboration: The harvest is sorted and destemmed. The vinifications are long to allow optimal extraction and are done in concrete vats. Aging in French oak barrels for one year.
Tasting Notes: This wine has a deep garnet color with purple highlights. The first nose is complex and after a slight aeration it emerges aromas of black berries compote and candied cherry. In the mouth, we detect a beautiful acidity with tannins well present and structured. This wine offers aromas of black fruit and toasty notes on the finish.
2017 – 90 Wine Advocate | 90-92 Jeb Dunnuck
2018 – 91 Wine Advocate
2022 – 90-92 Jeb Dunnuck
Domaine Fond Croze is truly a family business – any and all of the family are likely to be at the cave when you go to visit.
Charles Long first purchased land outside Saint Roman de Malegarde after returning from World War I. His son, Raymond, expanded the vineyards once he started full-time in the business and today, Raymond’s sons Bruno (the winemaker) and Daniel (the vineyard manager) are the 3rd generation.
The Longs produce a wide range of honest and unpretentious wines from their 70 hectares. From 2009, Domaine Fond-Croze follows organic methods.