Syrah, Domaine Alèofane
Aléofane is a small Biodynamic Domaine with vineyards in Crozes Hermitage and Saint Joseph. The Domaine was founded in 2004 by Natacha Chave, the younger sister of Yann Chave, who decided to continue the family tradition of wine making after studying philosophy at university. Both of Natasha’s wines have a delicate feel and freshness to them which sits perfectly alongside the warm, concentrated, spicy fruit.
The Crozes Hermitage is a concentrated wine with dark red fruit, black plum and damson notes. It has a soft texture and is open and approachable even though young. It is an extremely clean and fresh wine on the finish with spice and herbal notes coming through behind the dark fruit. The savory nature of the wine makes it perfect with summer grilled meats.