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Northern Rhône

Crozes-Hermitage Red

A wine filled with fruit and all the charm and spiciness of Syrah from the Northern Rhône together with freshness and balance.

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

Around 450.000 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.
Imprimer

Vintages 2013

eRobertParker.com #222 - Dec 2015
Score : (87-89)

Still in barrel, the 2013 Crozes Hermitage was more firm and tannic than when I tasted it last year. Offering solid complexity in its peppery herbs, saddle leather, tapenade, and red and black fruits, it hits the palate with medium-bodied richness, moderate concentration and firm tannin. Give it a year in bottle once released. Jeb Dunnuck.

Consumption

A boire/à garder

Serving temperature

16°C to 18°C.

Ageing potential

10 years.

Food and wine matching

Red meat, game and cheese.

The cooperage

of the domain

Producing

exceptional wines