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.
The vintage :
After the solar and Mediterranean 2015 vintage, 2016 is very structured and fresh. The wines are flattering right from the first months but their balance will carry them for many years.
Maceration 3 days cold.
Two pump-over + two punch down/ day.
Fermentation 20 jours.
Tasting notes :
In 2016, the grapes arrived in the cellar with beautiful balance and freshness. The color is of an intense black. The nose shows a delicate but complex bouquet of aromas: pretty notes of black fruit (blackcurrant, blackberries), smoked and grilled notes and sweet spices. In the mouth, the attack is full of freshness, dense, with fine tannins and beautiful aromas with subtle notes of ageing and red and black fruit. A perfect expression of this terroir.
Serving tips :
Tasting temperature 15 to 18°C.
Pure juniper and violets on the nose. The palate has inky concentration but remains fresh. Good tannic grain and bright acidity bring a lovely sense of liveliness and purity, with a long finish.
The best Crozes I’ve tasted from Alexandrins to date.
Decanter, Note : 91/100, 2017-12-20