Founded in 1835, Maison Delas Frères is a part of a very exclusive circle of the finest producers in the Rhône Valley in terms of both quality and variety of appellations. The domaine was bought by Champagne Deutz in 1977 and then by Maison Roederer in 1993 but the spirit of the wines remains unchanged and faithful to their terroir. In 1996 Fabrice Rosset (Champagne Deutz) was appointed to manage the domaine and soon realised the great potential of the vineyard. He hired Jacques Grange, a young oenologue who had already proved his worth at some of the finest Rhône domaines. Thanks to him, the quality of wines at Delas has improved hugely and the domaine has invested accordingly: the winery has been entirely refurbished and 7,000 feet of vines have been replanted. It spans 30 hectares of which 10 are in Hermitage, 18 in Crozes-Hermitage and 2 in Saint-Joseph. Delas Frères is also a negoçiant and offers wines from other appellations.
About the cuvée
The cuvée Hermitage Marquise de la Tourette vintage comes from a blend of three soils: l'Ermite, le Sabot and La Tourette. After harvesting done completely by hand, fermentation is done in oak pièces. The wines are aged on fine lees for six to eight months. Light fining precedes bottling. On drinking, the wine offers up a brilliant hue with golden reflections. The nose is marked by floral and honey notes, with toasted aromas. Over time, beautiful tints of apricot and peach are added.
The best vintages for Hermitage Marquise de la Tourette Delas Frères :
2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2001, 2000, 1999
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