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Rhone Valley

Chapoutier - Crozes-Hermitage - Petite Ruche - Rouge - 2021


Country / Region: Rhône Valley

Vintage: 2021

Name: AOP Crozes-Hermitage

Grape variety: 100% Syrah

Alcohol: 12.5 vol.

Color: Red

Capacity: 75 cl


Estate rated 1 star in the Guide des Meilleurs Vins de France 2023 (RVF)
Estate rated 5 stars in the Guide Bettane et Desseauve 2023


A fruity and delightful Syrah! The 2021 red Crozes-Hermitage Petite Ruche delivers the full expression of its grape variety in a ripe and accomplished style, featuring black fruits, smoky notes, and spices. Vinified and aged in cement tanks without the use of wood, it unfolds a fleshy, juicy, and flavorful palate where you can taste the grapes. Silky, ripe, and enveloping tannins support this joyful balance, providing immediate pleasure. Enjoy it today and for 5 years or more for enthusiasts.


Hand harvested, vinification in cement vats with 2 pumping overs per day for 3 to 4 weeks after alcoholic fermentation, aged in vats, bottled the following fall.


Red of beautiful intensity with purplish reflections.


Aromas of small red fruits, raspberries and blackcurrants.


Fresh and delicate, enjoy this delicate and refined wine, of great class and beautiful proportion.


Serve between 14 and 16°C.

Food and wine pairing:

Platter of cold cuts and tapas to share, simmered meat, roast chicken, entrecote maître d'hôtel, Saint Félicien.

Cellar aging:

From now until 2028.

Michel Chapoutier, a star in the Rhône Valley, boasts a phenomenal catalog of crus. His winemaking talent and intimate knowledge of the vineyards enable him, more than anyone else, to discover the finest terroirs. With unwavering consistency, his wines deliver the most refined expressions of their appellations. A true reference!