Delas - Côtes-du-Rhône - Saint-Esprit - Red
Delas Saint-Esprit is a Côtes-du-Rhône produced mainly from Syrah grapes, but also from Grenache. The grapes are picked from their bunches after the harvest. Vinification is carried out in closed steel tanks for about fifteen days with daily pumping out of the must from the bottom of the tank onto the top of the "hat" (remontage). The fermentation temperature is controlled to between 28 and 30 ° C. After pressing, the malolactic fermentation is carried out in steel tanks. The wine is naturally stabilized and stored for 8 months on steel tanks before being bottled.
- Country : France
- Region : Rhône-valley
- Grape variety : Syrah, Grenache
- Classification : AOP Côtes-du-Rhône
- Color : Red
- Vintage : 2017
- Alcohol degree : 14 %
- Storage potential : A couple of years
- Volume : 75 cl
Presentation of the vineyard
Delas Frères belongs to the prestigious wine houses of the Rhone Valley. In 1835, Charles Audibert and Philippe Delas purchased a wine merchant named Maison Junique in Tournon-sur-Rhône, which was renamed Audibert and Delas. The links between the two families will be sharpened when the two Delas sons, Henri and Florentin marry Audibert's daughters. In 1924, Henri and Florentin took over the winery and the company's name became today's Delas Frères. In 1977, Delas Frères was acquired by the Champagne House Maison de Champagne Deutz, but the Delas Frères retains its operational and commercial independence.
However, it's only in 1993 that the wine house gets its current structure when the Rouzeaud family, majority owner of the Champagne House Roederer, buys Deutz and Delas. Investments in both manufacturing and new land have since contributed to creating Delas Frères' current reputation throughout the world.
A deep red color with purple hues. The nose is dominated by typical Syrah, ie by red berries, violets and licorice. The palate is full and round with finesse. To pair with most types of dishes, but preferably with grilled meat, game or with the cheese tray.