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Gerin’s facilty is located in the heart of the vineyards of Côte-Rôtie near the village of Ampuis.
Domaine Jean-Michel Gerin was created in 1983 with vines inhertited from his father and his grandfather.
Today the estate covers nearly 12Ha, and both sons Michael and Alexis have joined Team Gerin. The adventure continues.
Region: Rhone Valley
Appellation: AOC Côte-Rôtie
90 % Syrah and 10% Viognier
The grapes are hand-harvested and undergo alcoholic fermentation at a cool temperature of 64°F in stainless steel vats. Malolactic fermentation is inhibited to preserve the wine’s acidity and freshness. The wine is aged in a combination of French and American Oak barrels (50% new) for 12-18 months. The Syrah and Viognier are co-planted and co-fermented by law. Up to 20% Viognier is permitted in the appellation, however most producers use 2-3% at most.
The Syrah brings in smoke, violets and red fruits.
The combination gives the wine a softer entry with underlying power and finesse.