CROZES-HERMITAGE LES PAILLANCHES
Northern Rhône Valley on the left bank of the Rhône River.WINEMAKING & VINTAGE NOTES
Fluvio-glacial alluvium and loess terraces in the southeast of the appellation for ¾ of the vineyards and granitic hillside surrounding the Hermitage for the rest.
Total crushing - pre-fermentation natural maceration of temperature and time varying according to the tanks - Delicate extraction by 1 to 2 shedding at the beginning of the fermentation phase and then by small fractional pumping up until the end of fermentation. Post fermentation vatting hot, up to 32 ° C in 2015 for the most beautiful vats. Total vatting of 3 to 5 weeks.
12 months in oak foudres, oak barrels, and Demi-Muids.TASTING NOTES
Concentrated nose of black fruits (blackcurrant and cherry) accompanied by notes of licorice and violets – the characteristic floral nose of Crozes-Hermitage. The palate is racy and structured with finessed tannins. Pair with poultry, sausages, and meat dishes.