The Crozes-Hermitage les 4 Vents consists of old Syrah plots in the Saviaux and La Rage locations, whose vines are between 30 and 40 years old. It was aged in used 600L barrels and tanks, so it only has a subtle wood influence. The style of Domaine les 4 Vents is always very opulent. The wines are characterized by juicy fruit, a lot of precision and ripe tannins and acidity.
The rather cool 2021 vintage resulted in a wine with a lot of elegance and clarity. Through rigorous selection, it was possible to produce a wine that was almost as smooth as in previous warm years. Cool fruit on the nose, some wood, licorice, blackberries, black cherries, a hint of violets. Everything still seems very young, but the grapes are perfectly ripe. Medium to full-bodied on the palate, definitely up there in terms of extract and fullness for a Crozes-Hermitage. The tannins are present, perfectly ripe and really fine, very long in the finish, quite complex. A very good Crozes-Hermitage, reminiscent of its neighbor Hermitage in terms of power and depth. You can taste the careful craftsmanship in the aromatic clarity. What the two Fournel sisters have conjured up in the bottle is really great. Les 4 Vents is certainly one of the top wines in this appellation. Organic wine FR-BIO-01 Agriculture France.
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|Optimal drinking||now until 2032+|
|Analysis data||13.0% Alk. Vol|
|Refining||in 600L barrels and tanks|
|Grape variety||100% Syrah|
|Reviews||92/100 DECANTER (2020 vintage)|
|Type||dry red wine|
Distributor: Domaine les 4 Vents - Quartier Saint Jaimes - FR-26600 Mercurol
Produced in France. Contains sulfites. Organic wine FR-BIO-01