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Date Printed: 10/24/2014
Delas St. Esprit Cotes-du-Rhone Rouge 2003
Delas St. Esprit Cotes-du-Rhone Rouge 2003
(search item no. 84863)

PRICE ON 10/24/2014: $12.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The "Cuvée Saint-Esprit" shows off the strength and pepperiness of the Syrah grape. The colour is deep garnet red and has intense red berry aromas. It is an exceptional full-bodied wine with fine tannins.
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The Côtes-du-Rhône Saint Esprit is made from a blend of Syrah, Grenache, Mourvedre and Carignan grapes, which come from a small village in the Ardeche region. The vineyard's southern exposure on steep granite hillsides provides the best growing conditions for the vines.
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70% Syrah, 20% Grenache, 5% Mourvedre and 5% Carignan
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About Delas Freres:

Founded over 160 years ago, Delas Frères was acquired by Champagne Deutz in 1977.

Delas Frères cultivates vineyards on the steep granite slopes of the northern Rhône, in some of the region's most prestigious appellations. Additional grapes are supplied through long-term agreements with southern Rhone growers dedicated to providing only top quality grapes.

Crafted by winemaker Jacques Grange to epitomize finesse and elegance, recent Delas Frères vintages from the vineyards of Hermitage, Crozes-Hermitage, Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Côte Rôtie, Condrieu, Côtes-du-Rhône and Côtes-du-Ventoux have won renewed praise for their intensity of flavor and excellent value.