Founded 160 years ago in the heart of the northern Côtes du Rhône, Delas Freres 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 bee lauded in the press for their intensity of flavour and excellent value.
Soils vary from the granite subsoils of Hermitage Hill to the fluvialglacial alluviums of the south of the Crozes-Hermitage region.
Fermentation takes place at controlled temperatures in open concrete tanks.
A small portion of the wine is aged in barrels to give a touch of oak to the final blend. The rest of the wine stays in concrete tanks to preserve the fruit aromas.
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.
Best served with game and grilled meats and rich foods and sauces.
Vinous Media: 90-91 POINTS
July 18, 2019, Josh Raynolds
“Shimmering violet color. Candied blue fruits, spice cake and fresh flowers on the highly perfumed nose. Juicy and precise on the palate, offering subtly sweet blueberry, cherry, allspice, violet pastille flavors and a hint of spiciness. Shows very good energy and finishes long and spicy, with harmonious tannins that add framework and gentle grip.”