The AOP (Appellation d'Origine Protégée) Crozes Hermitage covers a little less than 1300hectares on the right bank of the Rhone river. From the North tothe South, there are different kinds of soil: granite slopes and glacio-fluvial alluvium with terraces bearing the rounded stones of the Rhône river.
The appellation was created in 1937 and produces mainly red wines made from Syrah grapes (the blend may contain up to 15% of white grapes – (Marsanne or Roussanne). The white wines are produced only from these two grape varieties and represent just above 10% of the total production.
The Grand Vin Crozes Hermitage comes mainly form vines planted on terraces with round pebbles mixed with red clay. It is composed at 100% by Syrah. The harvest started with a selection of the best plots in order to pick up the berries having the most freshness and fruit. Winemaking has been made at low temperature in order to preserve the aromas. The wine was not to aged in oak barrels in order to preserve all the fruitiness of the wine.
The colour is an almost purple deep red. The nose is dominated by black fruits (blackcurrant, blackberry), with a hint of red acidulated fruits (redcurrant) and violet. The palate is soft in the front palate and followed by a powerful mid palate. The tannins are ripe and give a good structure which promises longevity to this young Crozes Hermitage.
This wine matches perfectly with roast guinea fowl, tender roast beef or cow cheese.
Serve at 16 -17°C. – Aging potential: until 2023.
- Rhone Valley