Brunswick Wine Shop | 16 Sparta Place Brunswick
Maxime Graillot Domaine Des Lises Crozes Hermitage Rouge 2009
Regular price $38.00
Bottled later than the Equinoxe and from the oldest vines this, as always this is a far more serious and complex Syrah. Oozing with opulence and joy de vivre fruit character, it's still very much moda-Graillot. Here's the winemaking bit. Hand-harvested grape bunches are mostly de-stemmed (Maxime used 20% whole bunch this vintage) prior to a 3-5 day pre-fermentation cooling at 17°C. Vinification lasts for 3 weeks with twice-daily cap punching. The wine is then racked into used Burgundy barrels of 1-5 years of age for 12 months prior to bottling, unfined and only very lightly filtered.