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Nicolas Badel "Intuition" Syrah '14

Northern Rhône

Nicolas Badel "Intuition" Syrah '14

Nicolas Badel is a rising star in the world of Northern Rhône Syrah.

From the 2.5-hectare Les Grandes Vignes vineyard at 350 meters on sandy-granitic soil with southern exposure. Intuition is a very special reclaimed ancient Roman vineyard located near Vernosc-lès-Annonay, on the plateau above the Rhône valley. The Intuition vineyard is incredibly unique from the rest of the Rhône valley. Instead of an industrial corridor, it is set in a bucolic environment, surrounded by scrubby woodland, high above the river. Primarily syrah with a tiny amount of co-planted viognier. Certified organic.

Vinification Intuition is fermented with natural yeasts in cement tanks and then aged in a combination of 20% new barrels and 80% 1-year-old Burgundy barrels.

Tasting Notes Wild, complex aromatics: black fruits, forest mushrooms, stones, barnyard, peppery spice, and a touch of wood. Seamless, concentrated blackberry, cherry liqueur, and candied licorice flavors offer excellent clarity and no rough edges. Velvety tannins build steadily on a very long, sweet, expansive finish that leaves a juicy blue fruit note behind.




Producer Nicolas Badel
Vintage 2014
Format 750ml
Grape Variety Syrah


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