Crozes-Hermitage Red

Soil type

Limestone, clay and silt. Sandy gravel.

Grape variety

100 % Syrah.

Average age of vines

35 years.

Winemaking

Alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel vats at high temperatures. 3 weeks maceration in vats.

Ageing

18 months in oak barrels.

Average yield

40 Hl / hectare.

Average annual production

About 245.000 bottles.

Tasting

Eye : Dark and deep colour.
Nose : Red fruits, cherry and strawberry with delicate oak aromas.
Palate : A structured tannic wine. Aromas of blackcurrant buds and vanilla.
Overall : Remarkable freshness with notable and refined tannins to due long oak ageing.

Our comment

The vines are mainly on steep slopes from the villages of Gervans, Mercurol, Larnage et Crozes-Hermitage.

Vintages 2008

 

Wine Advocate #193 - Feb 2011

Score :  87

Surprisingly good, the medium-bodied 2008 Crozes-Hermitage exhibits aromas of tomato skin, roasted Provencal herbs, red and black currants, cherries, spice and earth. It should drink well for several years. Robert Parker .

Consumption

A boire

Serving temperature

16°C to 18°C.

Ageing potential

10 years.

Food and wine matching

Red meat, game and cheese.
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