Syrah from the Italian Alps: Les Cretes' 91 point "Coteau La Tour"

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Syrah from the Italian Alps: Les Cretes' 91 point "Coteau La Tour"

$100
$79.99 Gilt
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  • Two 750 mL bottles
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Description
91 points, Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

The pepper, spice and mountain berries on the nose of this wine—crafted by an amazing family—transports me to the Alps where it was born.

  • Jeffrey Meisel, Gilt Taste Wine

Why to buy: One of Italy’s best wineries, Les Crêtes produces gorgeous wines that are sought out by serious wine collectors. The Charrere family has a mantra to make wines that well represent the cool, steeply sloped, rocky Alps of the Valle d’Aosta region of Italy. They've accomplished just that with this peppery, smoky, berry-rich Syrah. Nuanced, balanced and charming in an old-world kind of way, this elegant wine comes from their stunning Coteau La Tour vineyard. It’s delicious with roasted meats like lamb, pork and even game.

Varietals: 100% Syrah

Nose: Layers of dark fruit, earth and white pepper

Palate: Blackberry, wild raspberries, mountain herbs, violets and spice

Alcohol: 13.5%

Appellation: Valle d'Aosta DOC, Italy

Brand: Gilt Wine