Domaine Les Alexandrins - Crozes-Hermitage - 2014
4 hectares, Clay-sand.
Vineyards located in the villages of Pont d’Isère (Les Flouris) and Beaumont Monteux (Vie Magne).
Semi-continental and Mediterranean climate sometimes.
Winter 2014 is characterized by mild temperatures for the region and heavy rainfall until mid-March. Heat and water reserves allowed an early start of vegetation. Spring is dry until late June, with few signs of water stress. However flowering and fruit set were optimal, pledge of a great harvest . The months of July and August, particularly cool and wet, slowed the cycle of the vine , and forces growers to strengthen surveillance. Early September is inaugurated with two lovely sunny weeks , accompanying an optimal maturity grapes.
Maceration 3 days cold.
Two pump-over + two punch down/ day.
Fermentation 20 jours.
The dress of our Crozes-Hermitage is garnet red. The nose is composed of red fruit, floral aromas and spices. Very balanced, with silky tannins, this wine can be enjoyed in its youth but also to be seen in a few years when the aromas unveil more animal and roasted notes.
Tasting temperature 15 to 18°C.