Crozes-Hermitage is the largest of the Northern Rhône appellations. It covers the territory of 11 communes in the Drôme “département”, on the left bank of the Rhône river.
In the Northern part, the soils are formed by the granitic slopes that run on from those of Hermitage. To the South, soils are alluvial, stemming from glacier and river beds, with benches made up of rolled stones and silt from the Rhône river; the hills are south facing.
The colour is deep, with a garnet hue, deepened by purple tinges.
It displays aromas of crushed black fruit (dark cherry, blackberry and blackcurrant), which evolve in the glass to reveal slightly smoky and liquorice/menthol notes.
Initially on the palate, it has a pronounced freshness. The texture is tannic but intense, pulpy, almost silky. This truly balanced wine expresses a nice complexity, true to its terroir.
This wine’s structure, along with its aromatic persistence, give it a great potential for laying down.
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