Plots were selected on the two maine terroirs of the Crozes Hermitage 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 soils are granite based with sand mixed with kaolin, contributing freshness and minerality.
Harvest started on September 17th 2019. Each parcel is vinified separately. Malolactic fermentation and maturation on lees in new 275-liter Laurus French oak barrels during 15 months.
Bottled on June 2nd 2021.
6387 bottles, 198 magnums and 10 jeroboams produced.
ABV: 14%. Vegan Friendly
Note de dégustation:
"the 2019 Crozes-Hermitage Laurus gives up lots of dark fruits as well as notes of spice, violets, and underbrush. I love its purity of fruit, it's medium to full-bodied, and has outstanding length." Jeb Dunnuck, November 19th 2020
Service & accords:
Best served at 14-16°C – Ideal when opened 4 hours beforehand.
Optimum maturity: 2023 – 2030
Cream of chestnut soup
Lamb chops with rosemary
Age des vignes & rendement:
30 to 40 years on average - 31hl/ha