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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.
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Vintages 2016

BETTANE+DESSEAUVE

Score : 14.5/20

Franc fruité rouge, bouche souple et déjà légèrement épicée, à boire. 

 

JEB DUNNUCK

Score : 88-90

The 2016 Crozes Hermitage is also elegant and charming, with upfront, pretty aromatics, medium body, and good acidity. It shows the classic style of the vintage nicely and will drink nicely right out of the gate.

 

WINE ADVOCATE

Score : (89 - 91)

More floral and herbal than the impressive 2015, the 2016 Crozes Hermitage is still potentially outstanding. There’s ample blueberry fruit and a cool, wiry feel that turns silky on the long finish.

 

WINE SPECTATOR

Score : 89

A fresh, pure style, with light red currant, blood orange, white pepper and violet notes allied to a lithe frame, picking up a flicker of savory on the finish. Drink now through 2021. 11,250 cases imported. — JM

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