2016 Hervé Souhaut Clos des Cessieux Syrah
Domaine Romaneaux-Destezet was started by vigneron Hervé Souhaut in 1993 with just 5 hectares between Northern Rhône and Southern Ardèche. Employing organics and natural winemaking philosophies to all his wines since day one, Hervé is one of the most respected winemakers in France and his simple, elegant labels are easily recognized.
Hervé’s wines are all cool-climate, high-altitude expressions from granite-heavy soils. Always picked early, they are deeply aromatic and expressive. The fruit is hand harvested, using only whole bunches, and fermented long, cold and slow and matured on fine lees in aged oak barriques. All bottled without fining or filtration.
Clos des Cessieux is 100% Syrah from Hervé's family vineyard in Saint-Joseph, Rhône.
NB: In 2016 Les Cessieux was renamed Clos des Cessieux.