Domaine Garon 'La Part des Vivants' Cotes du Rhone 2019
Region: Côtes-du-Rhône - Northern Rhône
Varieties: 80% Syrah , 20% Grenache
Incredibly, the Garon family has been growing grapes in Ampuis, Northern Rhône since 1475. Wine production took a leap forward in 1982 when Jean-François Garon planted Syrah vines on the best sites of the Côte-Rotie slopes. Brothers Kevin and Fabien Garon are now in charge and have taken the Estate to the next quality level.
The 8.3Ha of family owned vineyards are organically farmed with an acute attention to details. Winemaking is very respectful, with gentle extraction being the key to highlight their terroir.
“La Part des Vivants” (the share of the living) is a gorgeous blend of Syrah and Grenache. Opaque in the glass, it has so much intensity. Offering dark cherries, black berries, meat and spicy notes, it is a very generous wine. The tannins are simply perfect, unctuous and long. What a find.