FR-FAY-17-18

Hermitage 'Les Diognières', Laurent Fayolle

Hermitage 'Les Diognières', Laurent Fayolle
  • Certified organic
  • 100% Syrah
  • From a 0.3 ha parcel in the highest section of Les Diognieres
  • 60+ year old vines
  • Clay and limestone soil
  • Indigenous yeast
  • Fermented in 1-3-year-old 600L barrels
  • Aged in 1-3-year-old barrique
  • Unfined and unfiltered
Producer:
Vintage:
2018
Country:
France
Region:
Rhone (Northern)
Appellation:
Hermitage
Variety:
Syrah
Color:
Red
Farming Practice:
Certified Organic

Press & Reviews

Decanter

Score:
93
Date:
2019-11-30
Review:
Juniper, blueberry, loganberry, lavender. Very smooth, very juicy and pure with a little inner sweetness to the fruit. This is the most elegant red Hermitage of the vintage, not over-extracted or over-oaked, nor is it terribly concentrated. Pure, not loud, with a svelte shape and fine tannins. From the lieux-dits Les Dionnières at the foot of the hill, yielding 40hl/ha in 2018. Vinified in open demi-muids, manual punching down two or three times a day. Followed by malolactic fermentation and 14 months ageing in third-use barriques.