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 were selected on the two maine terroirs of the AOP:
- to the North, in the village of Gervans, granitic soils (150m of altitude – West exposure) give the wine its mineral quality.
- to the South, in the village de Mercurol, clay soils covered with small pebbles (100m of altitude - South/Southwest exposure) give the wine its structure and fruitiness.
De-stemming and crushing. 3-weeks maceration at controlled temperature (28°C) with punch-downs, rack & return and pump-overs. Malolactic fermentation in 275-litre Laurus oak barrels (new and 2 year-old barrels). 17 months elevage.
Production: 6,950 bottles
Bottled on: 3rd June 2015
Purple and dense robe. Intense nose with black olive notes and a touch of vanilla. Good tension on the palate with a nicely balanced structure. Tannins will refine over the time. (Oct. 2015)
16-18°C – Ideal when opened 4 hours beforehand.
Venison with juniper berries
Duck breast with cranberry sauce.
Optimum maturity: 2016-2020
ABV : 12,5%
35 years on average – 39 hl/ha
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