Gaillard Syrah la Derniere Vigne 2013
Pierre Gaillard 2013 La Dernière Vigne Syrah, IGP des Collines Rhodaniennes | 12.5% | This “Last Vine” is 100% Syrah true to its northern Rhône roots –which planted in 1975 so those roots were 38 years old when this was harvested. The 1 ¼ acre vineyard rests on the pebbly clay just outside Ternay on a southwesterly glacial moraine. Storing and reflecting heat of day, these stony soils work wonders for ripening Syrah to a nice depth of concentration and a dynamic tension between ripe acid and enough fragrant peppery, black plum and blackberry fruit that 12 months in Alliers and Nevers oak casks, 50% new, compliments rather than drives the style of this Rhône red –a thorough pleasure start to finish and nervy enough for endless food pairings.
Wine review by Nicholas Livingston, March 9th, 2016 (Nether Day)
Winged beasties with dark meat like duck, goose, squab, and griffins. Hooved game. Roasted meats.