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Laurus

Crozes-Hermitage

Appellation d'origine protégée

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.

Crozes Hermitage
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2014
Surprisingly concentrated
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A healthy flowering and fruit set in the Spring was followed by particularly damp and rainy July. Followed a very sunny and windy month of August which accelerated the ripening process and resulted in healthy, fully mature grapes with lively acidity.
Harvest from September 24th to October 5th, 2014.

Rewards

14.5/20   Guide Bettane & Desseauve 2017

89/100   Wine Advocate - Robert Parker

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Crozes-Hermitage
Vintage
2014

Grape Varieties: 

100% Syrah

Terroir: 

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 on ancient alluvial terraces of the Rhône river (100m of altitude - South/Southwest exposure) give the wine its structure and fruitiness.

Winemaking: 

De-stemmed grapes. Each parcel is vinified separately. Malolactic fermentation and maturation on lees in 275-liter Laurus new oak barrels during 12 months.
Production: 7,318 bottles
Bottled on: 25th May 2016

Tasting notes: 

"A success for sure, with a modern-tinged profile of sweet black raspberry, currants, toasted spice and hints of vanilla bean, the 2014 Crozes Hermitage Laurus is medium-bodied, supple, nicely textured and downright charming." Jeb Dunnuck for Wine Advocate - Robert Parker, 30th Dec 2016

Service & food pairing suggestions: 

Serve at 16-18°C – Ideal when opened 4 hours beforehand.
Optimum maturity: 2016-2020
ABV : 12,5%

 

Rabbit with Prunes

Provencal "Piperade" 

Age of vines & yield: 

35 years on average – 39 hl/ha

This is the largest northern AOP vineyard as it extends over 11 communes and 1.500ha.

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