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 :
For the appellations of the northern Rhone Valley, 2015 was a truly exceptional year, almost without precedent!
After a mild, wet winter and particularly high temperatures in spring, summer brought a heatwave even hotter than 2003. Welcome rain arrived in abundance in mid-August, followed anew by glorious sunshine and a providential wind that guaranteed perfect sanitary conditions and a regular and rapid ripening of the grapes. And so the harvest benefited from optimum conditions during the first two weeks of September.
Maceration 3 days cold.
Two pump-over + two punch down/ day.
Fermentation 20 jours.
Tasting notes :
The colour is an intense black with purple reflections. The nose is concentrated and rich with beautiful complexity, nice notes of black fruit (blackcurrant, blackberries), smoked and grilled notes and sweet spices. This wine presents a fresh and rich attack. The tannins are fine and it grows into a balanced wine with beautiful aromas and delicate ageing notes of red and black fruit.
Tasting temperature 15 to 18°C.
The 2015 Crozes Hermitage is another rocking Syrah. Blackberry, peppery herbs, hints of charcoal and mineral all emerge from this medium to full-bodied, silky red that’s supple and elegant on the palate. It's a beautiful wine, from a great vintage.
Jeb Dunnuck, Note : 94/100, 2018-01-24
Packed with boysenberry and raspberry fruit flavors, with good energy thanks to a lively anise note and well-embedded acidity. The long finish flows with fruit and spice.
Drink now through 2021.
Wine Spectator, Note : 92/100, 2017-12-03
Le cru 2015 révèle avec justesse les origines argilo-sableuses de ce vin, 100% Syrah bien évidemment, issu des vignes des villages de Pont-d'Isère (Les Flouris) et Beaumont-Monteux (Vie Magne), situées sous un climat semi-continental voire parfois méditerranéen. Ce "Crozes" dévoile une couleur au noir intense et aux reflets pourpres. Nez noir, concentré avec une belle complexité, ses jolies notes de fruits noirs (cassis, mûres) se complètent avec des notes fumée et grillée, parsemées d'épices douces. A son attaque fraîche et riche, parviennent des tannins finement ciselés. Un joli vin racé.
Tout Lyon, 2018-01-27
Deep bright-hued ruby. Pungent black and blue fruit, smoky bacon and licorice aromas are sharpened by cracked pepper and mineral notes. Concentrated blueberry and bitter cherry flavors show very good clarity and open up steadily with aeration. Shows the richness of the year and finishes very long and sappy, with supple tannins framing the densely packed dark fruit.
Vinous, Note : 91/100, 2018-04-02