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 appellation:
- 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 crushing. 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 year-old barrels). 14 months elevage.
Production: 8,800 bottles
Bottled on: 24 June 2014
Clear and glossy dark purple colour. Lush and generous nose of Indian spice, white pepper and black fruit. Palate is lively and fresh with exotic spice.
16-18°C – Ideal when opened 2 hours ahead.
Salad Saint Jacques with peppers.
Optimum maturity: 2013-2019
ABV : 12,5%
32 years on average – 39 hl/ha
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