Delas Frères

Placing Man and Wine at the heart of the Terroir

Founded in 1835 in the heart of the northern Rhône, Delas Frères crafts world class wines from both the northern and southern Rhône.

The winery was founded in 1835 by Philippe Delas and Charles Audibert, and passed on to Philippe’s two sons (one of which married Charles’ daughter). They changed the name of the maison to Delas Frères in the early 1920s and established this name as one synonymous with high quality. In 1993 Delas Frères became part of the Champagne Louis Roederer group, which shares a similar family owned history and pursuit of excellence. 2020 saw the completion of a new state of the art winery and house in Tain Hermitage where all of the top appellation wines are vinified and aged, underlying their commitment to producing the highest quality wines.

The Domaine cultivates vineyards on the steep granite slopes of the northern Rhône. Now owning 30 hectares of prime vineyards in the northern Rhône, including 10 hectares on the famed Hermitage hill, the team adapt their growing practices to each plot of vines to let the terroir of the Rhône shine through in the wines. Since 2013 they have been working organically, but are not certified. Additional grapes are supplied through long-term agreements with southern Rhône growers dedicated to providing only top quality grapes.

Crafted by winemakers Jacques Grange and Claire Darnaud, the wines from Delas Frères 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, and are regarded as some of the most refined in the region.

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Domaine des Tourettes Hermitage Blanc 2019 — Delas Frères

Domaine des Tourettes Hermitage Blanc 2019

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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Clos Boucher Condrieu 2018 — Delas Frères

Clos Boucher Condrieu 2018

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 2018 — Delas Frères

La Galopine Condrieu 2018

Condrieu AOC, The Rhone

100% Viognier

Tasting note

The color is a straw yellow, with green tinges. This Condrieu has layers of amazingly powerful and complex aromas: violets, apricots, peaches, honey and dried fruit. On the palate, these exuberant flavors are rich, powerful, and highly seductive, with an unctuous texture and a mass of exotic fruit on the finish.

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La Galopine Condrieu 2017 — Delas Frères

La Galopine Condrieu 2017

Condrieu AOC, The Rhone

100% Viognier

Tasting note

The color is a straw yellow, with green tinges. This Condrieu has layers of amazingly powerful and complex aromas: violets, apricots, peaches, honey and dried fruit. On the palate, these exuberant flavors are rich, powerful, and highly seductive, with an unctuous texture and a mass of exotic fruit on the finish.

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Les Challeys St Joseph Blanc 2018 — Delas Frères

Les Challeys St Joseph Blanc 2018

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 2018 — Delas Frères

Les Launes Crozes-Hermitage Blanc 2018

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 2019 — Delas Frères

Saint Esprit Cotes du Rhone Blanc 2019

Rhone Valley, France

Grenache Blanc
Clairette
Bourboulenc
Viognier

Tasting note

The Côtes-du-Rhône Blanc 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 alert, seductively suave and fresh.

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Viognier Vins de Pays 2019 — Delas Frères

Viognier Vins de Pays 2019

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 2017 — Delas Frères

Domaine des Tourettes Hermitage 2017

Hermitage AOC, France

Tasting note

The wine has a brilliant, deep red hue. The nose is powerful and complex, expressing blackberries, spices and leather. On the palate the wine is firm but silky, with a tightly-knit tannic structure that is the hallmark of wines that have a good future.

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Domaine des Tourettes Hermitage 2016 — Delas Frères

Domaine des Tourettes Hermitage 2016

Hermitage AOC, France

Tasting note

The wine has a brilliant, deep red hue. The nose is powerful and complex, expressing blackberries, spices and leather. On the palate the wine is firm but silky, with a tightly-knit tannic structure that is the hallmark of wines that have a good future

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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 2017 — Delas Frères

Les Bessards Hermitage 2017

Hermitage AOC

100% Syrah

Tasting note

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

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Les Bessards Hermitage 2016 — Delas Frères

Les Bessards Hermitage 2016

Hermitage AOC

100% Syrah

Tasting note

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

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Seigneur de Maugiron Côte-Rôtie 2017 — Delas Frères

Seigneur de Maugiron Côte-Rôtie 2017

Côte-Rôtie AOC

100% Syrah

Tasting note

The color is deep crimson. The powerful yet subtle nose of Côte-Rôtie “Seigneur de Maugiron” has black currant, red currant, licorice 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 unites fine concentration with great delicacy.

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Seigneur de Maugiron Côte-Rôtie 2016 — Delas Frères

Seigneur de Maugiron Côte-Rôtie 2016

Côte-Rôtie AOC

100% Syrah

Tasting note

The color is deep crimson. The powerful yet subtle nose of Côte-Rôtie “Seigneur de Maugiron” has black currant, red currant, licorice 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 unites fine concentration with great delicacy.

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La Landonne Côte-Rôtie 2017 — Delas Frères

La Landonne Côte-Rôtie 2017

Côte-Rôtie AOC

100% Syrah

Tasting note

The wine‘s deep color is underscored by plummy hues. A complex nose shows deep, fruity aromas with hints of licorice 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 Perdrix Cornas 2017 — Delas Frères

Chante Perdrix Cornas 2017

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 2018 — Delas Frères

Saint-Joseph Les Challeys Rouge 2018

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 2016 — Delas Frères

Sainte Epine St Joseph 2016

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 2018 — Delas Frères

Les Launes Crozes-Hermitage 2018

Crozes-Hermitage AOC

100% Syrah

Tasting note

The wine has a deep garnet red color. It is fruity on the nose with strong aromas of cassis, plums and a touch of violets. The tannic structure is ample and well-rounded, which assures good aging potential.

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Les Launes Crozes-Hermitage 2017 — Delas Frères

Les Launes Crozes-Hermitage 2017

Crozes-Hermitage AOC

100% Syrah

Tasting note

The wine has a deep garnet red color. It is fruity on the nose with strong aromas of cassis, plums and a touch of violets. The tannic structure is ample and well-rounded, which assures good aging potential.

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Le Clos Crozes Hermitage 2016 — Delas Frères

Le Clos Crozes Hermitage 2016

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 Grands Chemins Crozes-Hermitage 2015 — Delas Frères

Domaine des Grands 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 2017 — Delas Frères

Cotes du Rhone Saint Esprit Rouge 2017

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 2018 — Delas Frères

Haute Pierre Chateauneuf du Pape 2018

Chateauneuf du Pape AOC

Grenache: 90%
Syrah: 10%

Tasting note

The color is a deep garnet red. The nose of the “Haute Pierre” has 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 licorice-like flavors. It can easily be kept 10 years or more.

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Les Reinages Gigondas 2018 — Delas Frères

Les Reinages Gigondas 2018

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 2017 — Delas Frères

Domaine des Genets Vacqueyras 2017

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 2017 — Delas Frères

Grignan-Les-Adhémar 2017

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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Grignan-Les-Adhémar 2019 — Delas Frères

Grignan-Les-Adhémar 2019

Grignan-Les-Adhemar AOC

Grenache: 80%
Syrah: 20%

Tasting note

The colour shows an elegant, ruby-red hue. The aromas are delicate, dominated by red berries, such as wild strawberries and raspberries. In the mouth this wine is supple and seductive on the palate, light, easy to drink, with a deliciously fruity and fresh finish.

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Ventoux 2017 — Delas Frères

Ventoux 2017

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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Ventoux 2019 — Delas Frères

Ventoux 2019

Ventoux AOC

80% Grenache
20% Syrah

Tasting note

Its colour is a deep ruby red, showing garnet reflections while young. With its predominately berry-fruit bouquet, this wine shows the full aromatic power of these two noble grape varieties whilst retaining the freshness imparted by well-controlled wine making.

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Syrah Vin de Pays 2018 — Delas Frères

Syrah Vin de Pays 2018

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 2017 — Delas Frères

Muscat Beaumes-De-Venise 2017

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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Delas wine scores for 2017

Delas wine scores for 2017

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Maisons Marques et Domaines holds its Annual Portfolio Tasting

Maisons Marques et Domaines holds its Annual Portfolio Tasting

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Delas Frères Scores Highly in Wine Spectator

Delas Frères Scores Highly in Wine Spectator

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Maisons Marques et Domaines holds its Annual Portfolio Tasting

Maisons Marques et Domaines holds its Annual Portfolio Tasting

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2018 Harvest Report – Delas Frères

2018 Harvest Report – Delas Frères

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Delas recieve ourstanding scores from Jeb Dunnuck!

Delas recieve ourstanding scores from Jeb Dunnuck!

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