Once part of the cave co-operative at Tain-Hermitage, the family vineyards of Domaine Chevalier are gradually being reclaimed by the brother and sister team of Nicolas and Marlène Chevalier. Following his formal agricultural studies in France, Nicolas spent four years honing his winemaking skills on estates in Australia, California and South Africa.
Clay and limestone 100% Syrah. Les Voleyses is a lieux-dits parcel planted on limestone soils in 1986.
The Voleyses Cuvée is made from younger vine fruit fermented in concrete and aged in stainless steel.
Deep purple colour. Fragrant nose of blackberries, plums, a hint of leather. Layers of fruit roll over the palate, very soft and appealing. Chewy texture, medium finish.
A Syrah for current drinking, enjoy with lamb with red peppers, tomatoes stuffed with garlic, rosemary, thyme and rice, spicy sausage casserole or steak