Fabrice Dodane (Domaine de Saint Pierre) - Vin De France Quin Quin 2020
Fabrice Dodane took over Domaine de Saint Pierre in 2011 after Philippe Moyne, the celebrated founder of the Domaine, passed. Aa a strong supporter of organics and biodynamics, Fabrice brought it into organic certification in 2012. The Dos d'Chat range was started after a hail storm decimated his crop, and this is his third year releasing wines under this fantastic négociant label.
The Dos d'Chat 2020 Quin Quin Syrah has a charming dark cherry core with violet edges. It boasts a dramatic nose, full of savory red fruits, red and white flowers, and classic black olive. As the wine opens, herbs and raw vanilla appear - ending with a cherry sweetness. On the palate, red plums, black pepper and clove flesh out a bright and minerally center. High acidity and medium tannin provide lovely grip throught the herbaceous finish, culminating with a prick of spice on the tongue. Wow! David Hatzopoulos