Peyre Rose, Syrah Léone, 2006
The Léone is a Syrah with a small amount of Mourvèdre, aged for almost ten years in large wooden barrels and cement tanks.
dark purple with violet reflections
The Syrah Léone presents itself clearly darker, but above all darker berried than its counterpart, the Clos de Cistes. The different site and the proportion of Mourvèdre make for a wonderfully wild character with a mixture of wild berries, olive tapenade, notes of meat, rust and cough syrup, but above all spices and herbs. There is a light tone of lambic beer with a sweetness that betrays the ripe vintage.
The dark character is also evident on the palate, which is supported by a massive, but to the point matured tannin. The Syrah is fully in the juice; because the yields for this wine are low, the harvest time late, so that the grape variety comes along quite southern, powerful and dark. Nevertheless, a clear supporting acidity runs through the ripe fruit. In addition to the fruit, the strong herbal spiciness is distinctive here, with pepper, ground stone and dry wood mixed in. The Syrah Léone is a dark, almost monumental wine.
Food recommendations by Christoph Raffelt
- Boudin noir, black pudding roast with potato gratin
(meat, potato, casserole, soufflé, quiche, sausage, black pudding)
- Ragout of wild boar with carrots and celery glazed with star anise
(root vegetables, game, wild boar)
- Vegetable Tian with tomato, zucchini, eggplant and Provençal herbs (vegetarian)
(Vegetables & Vegetarian, Mixed Vegetables, Vegetarian Dishes)
Domaine Peyre Rose, Route de Villeveyrac, 34230 Saint Pargoire / France, Organic certificate: FR-BIO-10