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Gabriel Meffre

Crozes-Hermitage

Appellation d'origine protégée

This Crozes Hermitage is made from Syrah grapes grown on soils of granite slopes, pebble stones and terraces of the Rhône river. A perfect blend to offer a textured, smooth and juicy wine.

Gabriel Meffre signature Crozes Hermitage
couleur
2018
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2018 was atypical in many ways. This vintage required a constant presence from the vineyards to the cellar. After a mild Winter, the wet and rainy Spring gave way to a beautiful Summer, favoring a perfect growth of the grapes. September then ushered in an Indian Summer that proved to be more than ideal for harvests with cool nights and warm & sunny days. The grapes were harvested for a total of 8 weeks at optimal maturity and under ideal climatic conditons. The result is an elegant vintage with a particularly aromatic profile and a superbe balance.
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89  Jeb Dunnuck

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Crozes-Hermitage
Vintage
2018

Grape Varieties: 

100% Syrah

Terroir: 

This Crozes Hermitage is made from Syrah grapes grown on pebble and on granite soil located on terraces on the left bank of the Rhône.

Winemaking: 

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.

Tasting notes: 

"The 2018 Crozes-Hermitage St Pierre is slightly more fruit-foward, with a fleshy, ripe, yet elegant style to go with lots of blue and black fruits, ground pepper, and earthy minerality. Nicely textured, balanced, and with a solid mid-palate” Jeb Dunnuck (12/12/2019)

 

Service & food pairing suggestions: 

It pairs nicely with lamb and tomato.
Serving temperature: 16°C.
It will improve in the cellar in the next 7 to 8 years.

We have chosen the name « Saint Pierre » as a reference to the oldest monument of the department, the “Saint Peter tower”, which proudly overlooks the village of Serves sur Rhône, on the Crozes Hermitage appellation.

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