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 on ancient alluvial terraces of the Rhône river (100m of altitude - South/Southwest exposure) give the wine its structure and fruitiness.
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
"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
Serve at 16-18°C – Ideal when opened 4 hours beforehand.
Optimum maturity: 2016-2020
ABV : 12,5%
Rabbit with Prunes
35 years on average – 39 hl/ha
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