Saint Clair Crozes-Hermitage “Etincelle” 2017


Basset is a young winemaker who is passionate and very talented — the Guide Hachette calls his wines “superb,” “subtle” and “silky.” Basset came to winemaking through an accident with a high-voltage wire that nearly cut short his life. Upon leaving the hospital, he decided to pursue his lifelong dream of making wine from his family’s vineyards, and he hasn’t looked back.

Denis somehow continues to improve on his success — his 2017s are magnificent. The nose shows black tea, licorice, a hint of smoke, and currants. The mouth is lively and full of texture, with savory fruit, bacon, and violets.

30 in stock

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