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 15 months.
Production: 6 683 bottles, 569 magnums and 38 jéroboams
Bottled on: 19th May 2017
« Smoky, toasty and cedary, the 2015 Crozes Hermitage Laurus adds notes of vanilla and cherries. This is full-bodied and rich, in the style of the vintage, with ripe, velvety tannins and a long-lasting finish. » Joe Czerwinski - 29th Dec 2017
Serve at 16-18°C – Ideal when opened 4 hours beforehand.
Optimum maturity: 2017 – 2023
ABV : 13,5%
Rabbit with morels
Seven-hour cooked lamb
Roquefort cheese endive salad
35 years on average – 39hl/ha
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