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Delas Frères

Placing Man and Wine at the heart of the Terroir

Founded 160 years ago in the heart of the northern Côtes du Rhône, Delas Frères today crafts world class wines from both northern and southern Rhône.

Tending the steep sloping vineyards, which total some 30 hectares of vines, the team adapt their growing practices to each plot of vines to let the terroir of the Rhône shine through in the wines.

Crafted by winemaker Jacques Grange (who is originally from Burgundy), the wines from Delas Freres epitomise finesse and elegance. Recent vintages from the vineyards of Hermitage, Crozes-Hermitage, Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Côte Rôtie, Condrieu, Côtes-du-Rhône and Côtes-du-Ventoux have been lauded in the press for their intensity of flavour and excellent value.

History
The winery was founded in 1835 when Charles Audibert and Philippe Delas bought Maisons Junique, a 40-year-old winery which they renamed Audibert & Delas. The houses reputation spread quickly worldwide as the winery brought home numerous awards from international competitions.

Philippe Delas had two sons, Henri and Florentin. The latter married the daughter of Charles Audibert, further strengthening the bond between the two families. In 1924, the brothers succeeded to the founders and changed the name of the house to Delas Freres.

After World War II, under Florentins son Jean and thanks to the widespread apreciation of French wines, the family house experienced rapid growth. Jean visited new export markets following the brilliant success of Philippe Delas and Charles Audibert. To ensure a regular supply of the highest quality grapes to satisfy the growing demand, he extended the family holdings by purchasing a vineyard at Châteauneuf du Pape and enlarging the Hermitage vineyards.

When Jeans son Michel took control of Delas Freres in 1960, the winery had become one of the major houses in the Northern Rhone, where it owned and controlled vineyards in Hermitage, Cornas, Côte Rôtie, and Condrieu.

In 1981, the house moved to its current premises in Saint Jean de Muzols, a small village located two kilometers north of Tournon. The winery building, set amidst the vineyards of the St. Joseph appellation, covers more than 3000 square meters.

In 1993 Delas Frères became part of the Champagne Louis Roederer group, which shares a similar family owned history and pursuit of excellence.

Vineyards
The Domaine cultivates vineyards on the steep granite slopes of the northern Rhône, in some of the region’s most prestigious appellations. Additional grapes are supplied through long-term agreements with southern Rhône growers dedicated to providing only top quality grapes.

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Domaine des Tourettes Hermitage Blanc 2016 — Delas Frères

Domaine des Tourettes Hermitage Blanc 2016

Hermitage AOC, France

Marsanne: 90%
Roussanne: 10%

Tasting note

Pale yellow, with green tints. The hue is bright with good density. On the nose the Hermitage blanc “Domaine des Tourettes” shows floral notes, underpinned by candied citrus fruit fragrances. These are complemented by fine oaky notes, such as vanilla and toasted brioche. Its powerful character shows on the palate. Concentrated and opulent, with a perfectly balanced structure, this Hermitage has beautiful freshness and a good mineral character, giving it great aromatic lenght.

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Domaine des Tourettes Hermitage Blanc 2015 — Delas Frères

Domaine des Tourettes Hermitage Blanc 2015

Hermitage AOC, France

Marsanne: 90%
Roussanne: 10%

Tasting note

Buttered citrus, with white currants, racing minerality and exotic flower notes follow through to a beautifully textured, layered and full bodied white wine.

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Clos Boucher Condrieu 2015 — Delas Frères

Clos Boucher Condrieu 2015

Condrieu AOC

100% Viognier

Tasting note

Condrieu “Clos Boucher” is light gold in colour, with some deeper golden tinges. Its nose shows deep aromas that are reminiscent of exotic fruit and crystallised peach. This is a very concentrated wine which produces a lots of intense, ripe flavours on the palate. Its smooth texture is enhanced by a subtle touch of oak.

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La Galopine Condrieu 2015 — Delas Frères

La Galopine Condrieu 2015

Condrieu AOC, The Rhone

100% Viognier

Tasting note

Straw yellow in colour with aromas of violets, apricots, peach, honey and exotic fruit.

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Les Challeys St Joseph Blanc 2016 — Delas Frères

Les Challeys St Joseph Blanc 2016

Saint-Joseph AOC

80% Marsanne
20% Roussanne

Tasting note

A brilliant, green gold colour. The nose shows very pure floral aromas that mingle with citrus and preserved fruit. On the palate, the wine has similar flavours, with an added touch of honey. Its finish is clean and clear, with flavours of flowers and fresh almonds.

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Saint Epine St Joseph Blanc 2015 — Delas Frères

Saint Epine St Joseph Blanc 2015

100% 40 Year Old Marsanne Vines

Tasting note

The appeal of this wine lies as much in its unique balance between freshness and secondary aromatic complexity, as in its soft, velvety, yet dense texture and incredible length.

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Les Launes Crozes-Hermitage Blanc 2016 — Delas Frères

Les Launes Crozes-Hermitage Blanc 2016

Crozes-Hermitage AOC

80% Marsanne
20% Roussanne

Tasting note

The colour is bright with a golden hue. The nose is expressive, with mainly floral aromas such as hawthorn, lemon verbena, linden, mingled with hints of exotic fruits, such as lychees and mangoes, together with citrus fruit. The palate is fresh and fruity, delightfully seductive.

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Saint Esprit Cotes du Rhone Blanc 2016 — Delas Frères

Saint Esprit Cotes du Rhone Blanc 2016

Rhone Valley, France

Grenache Blanc
Clairette
Bourblanc
Viognier

Tasting note

The colour has a golden straw hue with green tinges. The main aromas are reminiscent of white flowers and yellow fruit, enhanced by touches of exotic and citrus fruit. On the palate, the wine is bright, refined and fresh.

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Viognier Vins de Pays 2016 — Delas Frères

Viognier Vins de Pays 2016

Pays d'Oc

100% Viognier

Tasting note

An intense, bright colour, with a golden hue. To the nose the specific aromas of the grape variety are to the fore, with apricots, peaches, exotic fruits and preserverd citrus fruit. The palate is both smooth and fresh, finishing on dried fruits hint.

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Domaine des Tourettes Hermitage 2015 — Delas Frères

Domaine des Tourettes Hermitage 2015

Hermitage AOC, France

Tasting note

Deep red in colour with a powerful and complex nose of blackberries, spices and leather. On the palate the wine is silky with a tight-knit tannic structure.

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Les Bessards Hermitage 2015 — Delas Frères

Les Bessards Hermitage 2015

Hermitage AOC

100% Syrah

Tasting note

A brilliant wine, with deep red hue, and lots of depth. The nose shows great class, with soft aromas of blackberries, violets. Hermitage “Les Bessards” shows plenty of concentration in its fruit. This wine has a particularly dense and rich tannic structure, and is extremely good balance.

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Seigneur de Maugiron Côte-Rôtie 2015 — Delas Frères

Seigneur de Maugiron Côte-Rôtie 2015

Côte-Rôtie AOC

100% Syrah

Tasting note

The colour is deep crimson. The powerful yet subtle nose of Côte-Rôtie “Seigneur de Maugiron” has blackcurrant, redcurrant, liquorice and smoky aromas, underscored with light woody notes. The palate shows a tightly-knit tannic framework. The wine is well-balanced with a silky texture. It combines fine concentration with great delicacy.

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La Landonne Côte-Rôtie 2016 — Delas Frères

La Landonne Côte-Rôtie 2016

Côte-Rôtie AOC

100% Syrah

Tasting note

The wine’s deep colour is underscored by plummy hues. A complex nose shows deep, fruity aromas with hints of liquorice and roasted coffee. Endowed with a dense and silky tannic structure, this is a full, fleshy wine that provides an ample and generous palate. Its lasting finish speaks of considerable ageing potential.

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Chante Pedrix Cornas 2015 — Delas Frères

Chante Pedrix Cornas 2015

Cornas AOC

100% Syrah

Tasting note

The colour is an intense garnet red. In its youth, this wine has strong blackcurrant aromas. With time, the fruit aromas gradually fade, giving the way to hints of pepper and liquorice. The palate is structured and has the strongly-defined flavours that are typical from this “terroir”.

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Saint-Joseph Les Challeys Rouge 2015 — Delas Frères

Saint-Joseph Les Challeys Rouge 2015

Saint-Joseph AOC

Syrah: 100%

Tasting note

A rich, full-bodied yet sleek Saint-Joseph style. Raspberry and cassis fruit jumping from the glass, with undertones of herbs, wood spice and minerality giving a lovely savoury edge to the wine.

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Saint-Joseph Les Challeys Rouge 2016 — Delas Frères

Saint-Joseph Les Challeys Rouge 2016

Saint-Joseph AOC

Syrah: 100%

Tasting note

Ruby red in colour with a seductively fruity nose (strawberries, raspberries and blackcurrents) with a hint of wood. On the palate the wine has a full body with firm tannins which are a testiment to the Saint-Joseph terroir.

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Francois de Tournon Saint Joseph 2014 — Delas Frères

Francois de Tournon Saint Joseph 2014

Saint-Joseph AOC

100% Syrah

Tasting note

The colour is a deep, dark ruby red and the nose is clearly marked by delicate aromas of cassis and spices. On the palate, the “François de Tournon” cuvée shows a smooth and voluptuous texture with a fine and silky tannic structure that gives the wine great potential for ageing.

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Sainte Epine St Joseph 2010 — Delas Frères

Sainte Epine St Joseph 2010

Saint-Joseph AOC

100% Syrah

Tasting note

The wine has a deep ruby colour with purple tinges. Its nose shows aromas of blackberries and spices, lifted by some mineral and gently wooded notes. Well concentrated, this has pure flavors that come to the palate in successive layers of varying aromas, all of equal intensity.

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Sainte Epine St Joseph 2013 — Delas Frères

Sainte Epine St Joseph 2013

Saint-Joseph AOC

100% Syrah

Tasting note

Blueberry compote, plum sauce and melted black licqorice notes with chocolate ganache. Super concentration of fruit, tannins and structure on the palate.

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Sainte Epine St Joseph 2015 — Delas Frères

Sainte Epine St Joseph 2015

Saint-Joseph AOC

100% Syrah

Tasting note

The wine has a deep ruby colour with purple tinges. Its nose shows aromas of blackberries and spices, lifted by some mineral and gently wooded notes. Well concentrated, this wine has pure flavours that come to the palate in successive layers of varying aromas, all of equal intensity.

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Les Launes Crozes-Hermitage 2016 — Delas Frères

Les Launes Crozes-Hermitage 2016

Crozes-Hermitage AOC

100% Syrah

Tasting note

Deep garnet in colour with fruity, cassis, plum and violet aromas. This is an ample, well-rounded wine with ageworthy tannins.

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Le Clos Crozes Hermitage 2013 — Delas Frères

Le Clos Crozes Hermitage 2013

Crozes-Hermitage AOC

100% Syrah

Tasting note

Lots of dark fruits (blackberries and cherries), smokiness and a touch meaty with bags of minerality. Medium to full-bodied, with nice concentration and structure – beautifully balanced.

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Le Clos Crozes Hermitage 2014 — Delas Frères

Le Clos Crozes Hermitage 2014

Crozes-Hermitage AOC

100% Syrah

Tasting note

A beautifully balanced example of Crozes Hermitage. Opening with an abundance of black berry fruit followed by touches of leather, spice and game. The palate is perfectly balanced with a log finish of black cherries.

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Le Clos Crozes Hermitage 2015 — Delas Frères

Le Clos Crozes Hermitage 2015

Crozes-Hermitage AOC

100% Syrah

Tasting note

A deep ruby red colour with garnet tinges. The nose reveals aromas of stewed black fruit (cassis and blackberries) and as it opens up, hints of leather and game. The palate is perfectly balanced, with a combination of suave delicacy and considerable volume. The finish is lifted by flavours of very ripe black cherries.

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Domaine des Grand Chemins Crozes-Hermitage 2014 — Delas Frères

Domaine des Grand Chemins Crozes-Hermitage 2014

Crozes-Hermitage AOC

Syrah: 100%

Tasting note

Crushed black fruit – dark cherries, blackberries and blackcurrants – that evolve in the glass to reveal slightly smoky and liquorice notes. Lifted menthol notes complement the minerality. Silky tannins, complexity and structure, with a fantastic perfume.

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Domaine des Grand Chemins Crozes-Hermitage 2015 — Delas Frères

Domaine des Grand Chemins Crozes-Hermitage 2015

Crozes-Hermitage AOC

Syrah: 100%

Tasting note

Deep garnet in colour with a sedictive nose of crushed black fruit (black cherry, blackberries and blackcurrents) which evolves into notes of liquorice. On the palate the wine is silky with silky tannins and excellent complexity.

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Cotes du Rhone Saint Esprit Rouge 2016 — Delas Frères

Cotes du Rhone Saint Esprit Rouge 2016

Cotes du Rhone AOC

Syrah (Majority)
Grenache

Tasting note

Deep, plum coloured hue with a classically “Syrah” nose. The wine is full of aromas of violets, liquorice and has a full, rounded palate with delicate tannins.

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Haute Pierre Chateauneuf du Pape 2014 — Delas Frères

Haute Pierre Chateauneuf du Pape 2014

Chateauneuf du Pape AOC

Grenache: 90%
Syrah: 10%

Tasting note

Strong spicy aromas that reveal a rich, powerful body that is delicate, yet has a tightly-knit tanninc framework. On the palate, the wine is rich and unctuous, revealing intense licqorice-like flavors.

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Haute Pierre Chateauneuf du Pape 2015 — Delas Frères

Haute Pierre Chateauneuf du Pape 2015

Chateauneuf du Pape AOC

Grenache: 90%
Syrah: 10%

Tasting note

Deep garnet in colour full of strong spices on the nose. The palate is silky and tightly knit with liquorice notes on the finish.

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Les Reinages Gigondas 2015 — Delas Frères

Les Reinages Gigondas 2015

Gigondas AOC

80% Grenache
20% Syrah

Tasting note

The colour is a deep garnet red. In its youth it reveals black cherry aromas which will evolve towards notes of woodland and spices. On the palate, this is a warm, heady wine whose texture is well-rounded and silky. The finish is perfectly balanced.

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Domaine des Genets Vacqueyras 2015 — Delas Frères

Domaine des Genets Vacqueyras 2015

Vacqueyras AOC

80% Grenache
20% Syrah

Tasting note

The colour is a deep garnet. In its youth the wine reveals black cherry aromas which will evolve towards notes of woodland and spices. On the palate, this is a warm, heady wine whose texture is well-rounded and silky. The finish is perfectly balanced.

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Grignan-Les-Adhémar 2016 — Delas Frères

Grignan-Les-Adhémar 2016

Grignan-Les-Adhemar AOC

Grenache: 80%
Syrah: 20%

Tasting note

Elegant ruby red in colour with aromas of red berries such as wild strawberry and raspberry. The wine is supple and seductive on the palate with a delicious, fresh fruit finish.

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Ventoux 2016 — Delas Frères

Ventoux 2016

Ventoux AOC

Grenache
Syrah

Tasting note

Deep ruby red in colour with a berry fruit bouquet. The wine highlights the full aromatic power of these two noble grape varieties whilest retaining excellent freshness.

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Syrah Vin de Pays 2015 — Delas Frères

Syrah Vin de Pays 2015

Vin de Pays Coteaux de L'Ardeche

100% Syrah

Tasting note

The colour is a deep ruby red. The nose reveals powerful aromas of wild berries and spicies, truly typical from the “Syrah” grape. On the palate, strong flavours of blackcurrant and red berries surround a smooth fruit on the back of the wine. The finish has lots of personality.

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Syrah Vin de Pays 2016 — Delas Frères

Syrah Vin de Pays 2016

Vin de Pays Coteaux de L'Ardeche

100% Syrah

Tasting note

The colour is a deep ruby red. The nose reveals powerful aromas of wild berries and spicies, truly typical from the “Syrah” grape. On the palate, strong flavours of blackcurrant and red berries surround a smooth fruit on the back of the wine. The finish has lots of personality.

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Muscat Beaumes-De-Venise 2015 — Delas Frères

Muscat Beaumes-De-Venise 2015

Muscat de Beaumes-De-Venise

Muscat: 100%

Tasting note

Pale golden in colour with intense fruit and floral aromas. On the palate the wine has delicious freshness and a full body, with lingering fruit flavours of melon and lemon on the finish.

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