Crozes-Hermitage

The controlled designation of origin Crozes Hermitage (or Crozes-Ermitage) exists since 1937. It is produced on a vineyard covering an area of ​​1,400 hectares around the vilages of Tain l'Hermitage and Crozes-Hermitage. (11 communes in total). Surrounding the prestigious Hermitage appellation, it is located to the east of the wines of...
The controlled designation of origin Crozes Hermitage (or Crozes-Ermitage) exists since 1937. It is produced on a vineyard covering an area of ​​1,400 hectares around the vilages of Tain l'Hermitage and Crozes-Hermitage. (11 communes in total). Surrounding the prestigious Hermitage appellation, it is located to the east of the wines of Saint Joseph, and counts a production of more than 61 000 hectoliters, the most important production of the northern region of the Rhone Valley . The terroir of Crozes-Hermitage is very diversified: consisting of granitic slopes to the north, alluvial substrate, or terraces formed of pebbles and rolled stones as well as Loess (sedimentary rock from wind erosion), south . The wines are therefore quite varied within the appellation itself. The climate of the appellation Crozes-Hermitage is mediterranean, temperate, influenced by the Mistral coming from the north and the wind of the south, ascending along the Rhone corridor. The distribution of grape varieties is 90% for the production of red wines and 10% for white wines. No pink wine in appellation Crozes-Hermitage . Red wines are made from Syrah grapes (85% minimum), Marsanne, and Roussane. To the north of the appellation, produced on a terroir particularly adapted to Syrah , the red wines of the appellation Crozes-Hermitage are close to the Hermitage AOC: structured, with notes of leather and spices, powerful and good keep. In the south, the wines are more supple and fruity, to drink in their youth, even if a small guard of two to three years is advised. White wines are fruity, typified citrus, and of a beautiful freshness. Vivid, they are sometimes endowed with a fat according to the winemaking chosen, and they evolve towards notes of dried fruits after 2-3 years of guard. To drink relatively young anyway! Find the wonderful wines of the Rhone valley on www.defivin.com, and benefit from our offer in Appellation Crozes-Hermitage , white or red.
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