Crozes-Hermitage 2013

AOP Crozes-Hermitage Red


Purple and dense robe. Intense nose with black olive notes and a touch of vanilla. Good tension on the palate with a nicely balanced structure. Tannins will refine over the time. (Oct. 2015)

Food & wine pairings

Venison with juniper berries
Duck breast with cranberry sauce.

Detailed information


After a very cold winter and late spring, the flowering process ended in mid-June. Summer weather conditions were stable with plentiful subsoil water supplies, enabling the ripening process to be completed in the best of conditions.Harvest began exceptionally late on the 25th of September.

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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 (100m of altitude – South/Southwest exposure) give the wine its structure and fruitiness.


De-stemming and crushing. 3-weeks maceration at controlled temperature (28°C) with punch-downs, rack & return and pump-overs. Malolactic fermentation in 275-litre Laurus oak barrels (new and 2 year-old barrels). 17 months elevage.

Production: 6,950 bottles
Bottled on: 3rd June 2015


Best served at 14-16°C – Ideal when opened 4 hours beforehand.

Optimum maturity: 2016-2020

Degree of alcohol

12,5% vol.
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