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Emmanuel Darnaud is one of the most likeable and enthusiastic vignerons in the northern Rhône. He is also fortunate enough to have Bernard Faurie, the legendary Hermitage producer, as a father-in-law. Based in Pont De L’Isère, in the south of the appellation, he has now accumulated 15 hectares, on what he identifies as six differing terroirs. The 6 parcels are vinified separately and allowed three different ageing regimes, in oak of three different sizes (hence the name of his top wine Les Trois Chenes).
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Bottle 12 x 75cl13cs
Bottle 12 x 75cl29cs
Bottle 12 x 75cl2cs
There is a definite ‘pecking-order’ amongst the growers of the relatively homogenised appellation of Crozes-Hermitage, which often remains relatively unchanged over generations. One name to emerge over the last five years, however, is that Emmanuel Darnaud, who by a combination of skilful acquisition, a judicious marriage and, it seems, non-stop talking, has now joined the first rank. His boundless enthusiasm led him down a few futile wine-making roads in the early days, but now everything has settled down and the results are impressive indeed.
Bottle 12 x 75cl1cs