The Crozes-Hermitage Laurus is made of two complementary terroirs of the appellation : to the North, in the village of Gervans, granitic soils and, to the South, in the village of Mercurol, clay soils covered with small pebbles. This results in a very elegant wine.
Plots selected on the two terroirs of the AOP*: (*protected appellation of origin)
- granitic soils on the communes of Gervans to the north give the wine its mineral quality.
- clay soils covered with small pebbles on the commune de Mercurol to the south give the wine its structure and fruitiness The vines face south/southwest, at an altitude of 100 to 200 m.
De-stemming and pressing. 20-day maceration at controlled temperature with punch-downs, rack & return and pump-overs. Part of the wine undergoes malolactic fermentation in 275-litre Laurus oak barrels (new and 2 wines). 12 months elevage.
Production: 7,500 bottles
Bottled on: 27/03/2013
Clear and glossy dark purple colour. The nose includes aromas of red and black fruit, with mineral notes and hints of sweet pastries. A well-structured gourmet wine with a delicate and fresh finish (Feb. 2014).
16-18°C – Ideal when opened 4 hours ahead
Scrambled eggs with cep mushrooms
Pheasant à la forestière
Saddle of rabbit with truffles
Optimum maturity: 2013-2019
32 years on average – 39 hl/ha
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