Heller Anarchy Syrah
WHY WE LOVE IT
- Heller Anarchy Syrah is from 35 year old vines.
- A single plot, pure yellow and brown clays from the Miocene, Mediterranean climate. The clay’s retention capacity allows the vines to undergo moderate water stress, allowing poly-phenolic maturity to be pushed to the optimum level.
- The alcohol is high along with everything else yet their remains plenty of freshness, and although the tannins are big, they’re also ripe and juicy.
- No added sulfites.
Varietal Composition: 100% Syrah
Tasting Notes: Archetype of the Rhone grape variety, expressive, opulent, it is well marked on the notes of zan. An abundance of ripeness, impact and grip, with subtle animal tones to the blackberry fruits. Extremely expressive and open, chewy and juicy, with a touch of liquorice on the palate which absolutely bursts with flavor.
2020 – 90 James Suckling
Heller Wines is a brand of Adionis, a wine and spirit agency that represents more than 70 select estates in France and around the world. It was founded in 2018 by Quentin Heller, who specializes in wines from select estates from all the great French terroirs.
At the Ecole Supérieure des Agricultures of Angers, France, he not only earned a Master’s Degree in Viticulture and Oenology, he also met his wife Agnès. Together they traveled throughout Europe, and finally settled in the Rhône Valley. After working for seven years as an export director, Agnès suggested that Quentin found his own business. That suggestion has gained him an international reputation.