Domaine Christophe Curtat Syrah IGP Ardèche 2016, Rhône, France
Domaine Christophe Curtat
Dry red wine, 75cl. Medium bodied 100% Syrah from Rhône, France. 12.5% ABV. Organic Vegan
Ruby in colour, black fruits and violets on the palate. This wine has a real freshness and minerality that reflects the granite terroir. Superb.
Producer Profile Domaine Christophe Curtat
Since 2004, Christophe Curtat has slowly built up his tiny Domaine near Arras to comprise 3 hectares of prime St Joseph Vineyards. The vines are located on southeast facing granite slopes, range from 12 to 50 years of age and include both white (1/3) and red (2/3). Christophe learned his trade working from two of the region’s masters: Yves Cuilleron and Francois Villard. His winemaking philosophy is based on respecting the typicity of the terroir and the life in and around the vineyard. Planting densities are reasonably high at up to 8000 vines per hectare and yields are restricted to produce top quality fruit. The winemaking techniques combine modern approaches to capture the freshness of the fruit and traditional handling techniques that add richness and complexity to the wines. These are wines of exceptional quality, made with the minutest attention to detail.