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Crozes Hermitage Cuvée Esquisse, Domaine des Hauts Chassis, 2013

An excellent wine from Crozes-Hermitage. Elegance, respect of the terroir, I like it at lot! Directly from the vineyards. Exclusively on The French Cellar

Appellation

Crozes-Hermitage is an appellation in the northern Rhône region. Most of the wines are red (90%) made from the Syrah grape, with sometimes small quantities of Roussanne or Marsanne grapes

Estate

Domaine des Hauts Chassis covers 14 hectares of vineyards, located in the south of the appellation. The talented winemaker, Franck Rougier, took over the family estate in 2003

Grapes

100% Syrah

REGION: Rhône Valley

Our sommelier’s comments

Dark purple color with violet reflections
Expressive nose, elegant with a pleasant sensation of freshness. A myriad of black fruits: black currant, blueberry, black cherry. Some notes of violet, white pepper and nutmeg
Frank attack, juicy, with crispy fruit, silky tanins. Well balanced wine, power and elegance. Nice finish
Cold cuts, beef steak, paella
Wine service temperature: 16° Maturity: ready to drink, up to 8 years cellaring

Characteristics

Dry Sweet
Aromatic Very aromatic
Non fruity Very fruity
Non spicy Very spicy
Light bodied Fully bodied
Non tannic Tannic
Non oaky Oaky

 

Did you know?

Crozes-Hermitage covers a large area on the eastern bank of the Rhone river, to the north and south of Tain L'Hermitage town. It is the largest appellation of northern Rhone region

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