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"Domaine & Maison Les Alexandrins" came into being with the collaboration of three figures of the Northern Rhone Valley: Nicolas Jaboulet, 6th generation of a winegrowing family in Tain l’Hermitage since 1834, Guillaume Sorrel, son of Marc Sorrel of Domaine Sorrel in Hermitage, and Alexandre Caso, specialist in the terroirs of the Northern Rhone. They came together in 2012 when Nicolas Jaboulet (head of Maison Nicolas Perrin founded in 2007) and Guillaume Sorrel along with Alexandre Caso (who...
A dense red-black colour with dark reflections. A very rich and complex nose with notes of slightly over-ripe black fruit (Cassis, blackcurrant), nicely aged, smoky and sweet spice. The mouth is dense and powerful, well-balanced, soft and tight tannins, and an incredibly long and persistent finish. Fresh notes of red and black fruit, toasty and graphite. A beautiful Ermitage!
Mild temperatures for the region and heavy rainfall until mid-March characterize the winter in 2014. The heat and water reserves allowed for an early start to the vegetation. Spring is dry until the end of June, with signs of water stress in certain areas. However, flowering and fruit set was optimal, sign of a great vintage. The months of July and August are particularly cool and wet which slowed down the cycle of the vine, and we have to intensify surveillance in the vineyard. September starts with two lovely sunny weeks, giving optimal maturity to the grapes.