This Crozes Hermitage is made from Syrah grapes grown on granite slopes, pebble stones and terraces on the left bank of the Rhône River.
Grapes are destemmed and crushed. The fermentation lasts around 20 days with temperature control to preserve aromas. Wine is racked off and undergoes malolactic fermentation. Maturing in vats for 8 months. Ageing in bottle.
What is notable for the 2017 vintage: given the very high temperatures during the harvest period, the challenge was to preserve all the aromatic potential and freshness of the grapes. Therefore we harvested very early in the morning and were able to use cooling facilities in the cellar if the temperature of the grapes exceeded 20°C when arriving in the winery.
Crimson colour with a bright purple hue. The nose develops notes of liquorice and violets. The palate is lively yet smooth, with deep black fruit flavours and spicy finish.
Service & food pairing suggestions:
It pairs nicely with brochette of veal with sage. Enjoy it now and over the next 6 to 8 years.