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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.


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.


91  Jeb Dunnuck



100% Syrah


Plots were selected on the two maine terroirs of the AOP:
- Mercurol in the south, with its ancient alluvial terraces of the Rhône River providing structure and fruit (100m of altitude - South/Southwest exposure) 
- "Les Baties" vineyard, at 200m in alt, farther North. Here the soil are granite based with sand mixed with kaolin, contributing with freshness and minerality.


Harvest started on September 11th 2018. Each parcel is vinified separately. Malolactic fermentation and maturation on lees in 275-liter Laurus new oak barrels during 15 months.
Bottled on 20th May 2020.
8 984 bottles, 127 magnums, 24 jeroboams and 6 mathusalems produced.
Vegan Friendly

Note de dégustation: 

"A classy Syrah, the 2018 Crozes-Hermitage Laurus offers a saturated purple color as well as impressive notes of blackberries, spice box, dried flowers, and earth, with even a touch of minerality. Medium to full-bodied, nicely textured, and balanced, it's a classic Crozes-Hermitage that will keep for 7-8 years, if not longer. " Jeb Dunnuck 12 december 12th 2019

Service & accords: 

Best served at 14-16°C – Ideal when opened 4 hours beforehand.
Optimum maturity: 2020 – 2030
ABV : 13,5%
Duck breast with figs
Breased veal shank

Age des vignes & rendement: 

30 and 40 years on average- 36hl/ha

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