Michel & Stephane Ogier Syrah de Seyssuel L'Ame Soeur 2012

Stephane has been purchasing vineyards on the other side of the Rhone River in Seyssuel, near Vienne. His newest wine comes from these southwest-facing slopes, which have soils much like those of the Cote Brune. Stephane believes the potential to be extraordinary, and you can see the excitement in his face as he talks about the vineyard. Called lme Soeur (soul mate in French) this Vin de Pays is 100% Syrah fermented and aged in cask, of which about is new oak. Beautiful-balance, silky texture and loads of rich black fruits, the lme Soeur has a smoky, spicy palate and very long finish. [+]