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.
"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 & food pairing suggestions:
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 of vines & yield:
30 and 40 years on average- 36hl/ha