What the Critics say
Lurid violet. Lively aromas of fresh, spice-tinged dark berries and candied violet pick up suggestions of olive and licorice as the wine opens up. Supple and energetic in style, displaying energetic black raspberry, bitter cherry and floral pastille flavors and a hint of smoky bacon. Finishes sweet, gently tannic and very long, leaving violet and exotic spice notes behind.
From two hectares of vines situed on the south of the Tain l’Hermitage commune, on the plot Malfondière. Laya is an old name of the district of Tain l’Hermitage. The grapes are handpicked; and then sorted, crushed and totally destemmed in the cellar. Fermented in open top, temperature-controlled vats for about 3 weeks, with regular cap-punching and pumping-over. Alcoholic fermentation in vats with native yeasts and malolactic fermentation in barrels.