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Emmanuel Darnaud

Crozes-Hermitage "Les Trois Chênes"


Les Trois Chênes is a majestic Syrah with incredibly rich bouquet of violets followed by velvety, very long flavors. Elegantly and classically beautifully balanced Syrah. Ruby red with violet shades. Open and complex nose with notes of blackcurrant, black pepper and minerality that goes back to the taste. The grapes come from 25-60 year old vines.


Les Trois Chênes er en majestætisk Syrah med utrolig rig bouquet med violer fulgt af fløjlsagtig, meget lang smag. Elegant og klassisk flot balanceret Syrah. Rubinrød med violette nuancer. Åben og kompleks næse med noter af solbær, sort peber og mineralitet, der går igen i smagen. Druerne kommer fra 25-60 år gamle vinstokke.


Country: France

Region: Rhône

Winery: Emmanuel Darnaud

Year: 2016

Type: Red

Grapes: Syrah

Alcohol: 13%

Aging: Oak barrels

Closure: Cork

Winemaking: Traditional



As a young man, Emmanuel Darnaud became an apprentice to Bernard Faurie, a local hermitage master. Emmanuel Darnaud started off on his own in 2001 with 1.5 acres in Crozes-Hermitage just south of the small town of Tain l'Hermitage. Over the years, the domain has purchased more land and today owns 15 acres spread over several plots. The harvest is done by hand and each parcel is harvested separately.

Som ung kom Emmanuel Darnaud i lære hos Bernard Faurie, lokalt anset for mester i Hermitage. Emmanuel Darnaud startede ud for sig selv i 2001 med 1,5 hektar i Crozes-Hermitage lige syd for den lille by Tain l'Hermitage. Med årene har domænet købt mere land og ejer i dag 15 hektar fordelt på flere parceller. Høsten foregår i hånden, og hvert parcel høstes og vinificeres for sig.

General grape descriptions


It is a caste originating in France but it’s produced in all over the world. It is cultivated from France to Australia (where it is the main grape), United States (Washington State and California), besides Italy (cultivated in small scale all over the country to produce some good blends), Spain (used in projects in Rioja for example), Portugal, Morocco, Tunisia, Lebanon, Uruguay, Brazil (restricted to some producers and in the northeast) In Portugal it found is home in the region of Alentejo and is the most successful foreign grape  in terms of climatic adaptation. The wines have an intense colour. The aromas are complex with very rich tannins. The most present flavours are blueberry, plum, chocolate, tobacco and black pepper but have some differences depending on the region in which they are produced,  more fruity in the warmer regions or with more spicy flavours to plum, olive and green pepper in cooler climes.