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2017 Herve Souhaut Syrah

2017 Herve Souhaut Syrah

One of the great natural wines of the world and a stalwart in all the great wine bars of Paris. Sourced from the Ardeche hills, opposite Hermitage. Wowsers, this is drinkable wine.

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  • There woudln't be a wine bar, found anywhere in the world, that can proudly call itself such unless the wines of Herve Souhaut feature heavily on their list. Souhaut's Syrahz is the ultimate expressions of Southern France and will have anyone transfixed in  mere seconds of drinking. His 2017 Syrah, made like a quality cru Beaujolais, uses carbonic maceration, wholebunch fruit and minimal sulfur regimes in order to retain the freshness and colour of the enigmatic vineyard; leaving you behind in a rainbow trail of bright purple colour, staining the glass and with it the lifted floral fragrance of cherry, violet and plum essence. This is natural wine per se, but it is sourced from one of the best plots of land for growing Syrah anywhere in the world (in the Ardeche, on a hill directly opposite Hermitage) and has the winemaking nous and technical know-how behind it to command the attention of all wine drinkers.  

    Holy sheets - this is wonderful stuff. Do what you can to get in on the act.


    The Syrah is vinified in stainless steel, with whole bunches going through a long, cold maceration before undergoing a semi-carbonic fermentation. Malo is usually done in tank as well. From there the wines are moved to used barrels for a brief six to eight months of aging.


    'Souhaut is something of a darling among the natural wine set, making wonderfully pure, whole-bunch red wines from Gamay (in the case of La Souteronne) and Syrah. It was great late-night fun discussing these two wines with a friend at Hellbound, a subterranean Adelaide wine bar. Checking the Wine Advocate database, I’m a bit surprised to see these wines haven’t been previously reviewed (ever!), so that’s a ready-made New Year’s resolution for me.'
    Greatest Wine Experience of 2018 - Joe Czerwinski, Robert Parkers Wine Advocate

    'Hervé Souhat established his domaine in 1993 and holds a modest five hectares of vines in northern Rhone and the southern Ardèche. Souhat employs only organic farming and uses very minimal intervention in his winemaking. They are typically wines of skeletal architecture and purity. The red wines are quite idiosyncratic, but generally find a broad appeal for their freshness of fruit, fine tannin and light weight feel. This is cool climate syrah from 40-year-old vines. Superb drinking ensues.'
    Mike Bennie on the Herve Souhaut wines