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Appellation d'origine protégée

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.

The 2017 vintage is one of the most promissing of the past few years with wines that are particularly elegant and harmonious, with superb, concentrated aromas and a solid ageing potential. The weather conditions during the growing season were difficult and extreme, resulting in a challenging task at harvest time. The high temperatures and almost total lack of rainfall since Springtime brought the harvest date forward by almost 10 days in many regions. Although these extreme conditions impacted heavily on the size of the harvest, with one of the smallest in the last 60 years, the quality is exceptional.

92  Jeb Dunnuck


Grape Varieties: 

100% Syrah


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 fruit.


Harvest started on September 29 th 2017. Each parcel is vinified separately. Malolactic fermentation and maturation on lees in 275-liter Laurus new oak barrels during 15 months.
8 400 bottles produced.
Bottled on May 15th 2019.
Vegan Friendly.

Tasting notes: 

Crimson colour with bright purple reflects. The nose develops liquorice and violet notes. Silky and full-bodied with a well-structured, spicy finish.

Service & food pairing suggestions: 

Best served at 16-18°C – Ideal when opened 4 hours beforehand.
Optimum maturity: 2019 – 2029
ABV : 13,5%
Duck breast with figs
Breased veal shank

Age of vines & yield: 

30 to 40 years on average - 36hl/ha

This is the largest northern AOP vineyard as it extends over 11 communes and 1.500ha.

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