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Northern Rhône

Crozes-Hermitage White

This attractive wine from the Northern Rhône is characterised by its fresh fruitiness and generosity.

Soil type

Clay silt. Sand and gravel.

Grape variety

Marsanne 95%, Roussanne 5%.

Average age of vines

25 years

Winemaking

12 months partly in oak.

Ageing

Temperature controlled fermentation at around 18°C.

Average yield

40 Hl/ Hectare.

Average annual production

35.000 bottles.

Tasting

Eye : Golden yellow.
Nose : Aromas of white flowers such as hawthorn blossom and acacia. Delicate oak.
Palate : Fine and elegant. Full body, round and rich.
Overall : Remarkable freshness with all the finesse and richness of the appellation.

Our comment

This wine is produced from the vineyards of what was previously the VALLOUIT estate.
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Vintages 2011

 

Wine Advocate #204 - Dec 2012

Score: 88

The 2011 Crozes-Hermitage Blanc, aged in tank (75%) and barrel (25%), is a blend of 95% Marsanne and 5% Roussanne. The wood aging adds spice box and subtle smoky notes to the otherwise crisp, minerally, caramelized citrus, Chablis-like style. This medium-bodied, tasty, chalky white should drink well for 4-6 years. Robert Parker.

Consumption

A boire

Serving temperature

10°C to 12°C.

Ageing potential

To drink over the next 2 years.

Food and wine matching

White meats and cheese.

The cooperage

of the domain

Producing

exceptional wines