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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
2019
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In the northern Rhône Valley, 2019 is a vintage that produced very high quality wines. Following a rather warm start to the Spring, temperatures dropped and remained below seasonal averages until the beginning of Summer. The vines then faced high temperatures during the months of July and August. Thankfully, a spell of rainy weather arrived just before the harvest took place, providing much needed respite to the heat-stressed grapes and contributing to the balance and quality of the harvest.
Rewards

90-92pts  Jeb Dunnuck

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Crozes-Hermitage
Vintage
2019

Grape Varieties: 

100% Syrah.

Terroir: 

The Syrah grapes for this Crozes Hermitage are sourced from several terroirs, including the quaternary terraces around Mercurol and the colluvium and sandy plane of "Les Chassis".

Winemaking: 

The grapes are destemmed and crushed. Fermentation, which is strictly temperature-controlled to preserve the fruit and aromatic freshness, took place in tank and lasted for around 20 days. The wine was then racked off to undergo malo-lactic fermentation before maturing another 8 months in tank. Vegan wine.

 

Tasting notes: 

« The 2019 Crozes-Hermitage Saint Pierre is loaded with potential. Sporting a deep purple hue as well as loads of ripe blue and darker fruits along with pepper, herb, and chocolate notes, it's rich, medium to full-bodied, has loads of fruit, and a great finish. » Jeb Dunnuck, November 2020

Service & food pairing suggestions: 

It pairs nicely with lamb confit, gigot with roasted lima beans or even Creole braised beef cheeks.
Best served at 14-16°C
Enjoy it now and over the next 6 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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