What the Critics say
Youthful violet color. Ripe black/blue fruit liqueur, candied licorice, olive and potpourri on the nose, along with a peppery nuance emerging slowly. Coats the palate with concentrated cassis and bitter cherry flavors. A violet pastille nuance adds a touch of sweetness. Dusty tannins add shape to a long, spice-tinged finish leaving a hint of smokiness 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.