Remizières Autrement Hermitage 2017
A family-owned estate now working 35 hectares of vines. The style here is modern, with a number of cuvées being generously oaked. Remizières was once known for its white wines, but now more for the reds. Owner Philippe Desmeures has now been joined by his daughter Emilie and son Christophe.
Very granitic soils here. The nose here is a creamy, delicious and deep mix of ripe damsons, leather and cocoa. This goes into the mouth creamy, too; rich and concentrated. The fruit is all about bramble and damson and has that crunchy aspect that lends focus to the palate. There are flavours of chocolate preceding a minerality that comes across like crushed sand. This is one fresh and pure wine; persistent and consistent right the way through. Long and juicy, with great control. Just a fabulous example