A wonderful intro to the wines of Crozes-Hermitage. This Syrah is a fine example of the wines made in the Northern Rhone.
"The name of this pure Syrah wine has been taken from an operation carried out in the vineyards. Pruning the “entrecoeurs” (lateral shoots) entails going through the vineyards at the start of summer to remove the superfluous branches. The sap is therefore concentrated in the other branches, those that will bear the fruit.
“Entrecoeurs, literally “between hearts”, between “two hearts” in our case... This technical yet very poetic term also reminds us of Hélène & Jean-Pierre’s shared labour of love. The heart of the collection, this wine has received plaudits from top international sommeliers.
The wine’s crimson-flecked amaranth hue complements an intense nose of red and black fruits (Morello cherries, blackcurrants) and mocha, with spicy and liquorice notes.
On the palate, the wine shows fruit, a charming, slightly textured velvety body, and a fat which coats the palate with savoury tannins. The finish is long. Les Entrecoeurs can be enjoyed in its youth for those unable to wait. The more patient wine lover will discover that the wine can age nicely for up to ten years." Winery
"Blueberries and spice abound on the nose of the tank-aged 2019 Crozes Hermitage les Entrecoeurs. Those elements are backed by savory notes of black olives and even a hint of espresso on the full-bodied palate. This is round, ripe and generous, forward and appealing, with softly dusty tannins on the finish. Drink it over the next several years." Wine Advocate