Country / Region: Rhone Valley
Name: AOP Crozes-Hermitage
Grape variety: 100% Syrah
Alcohol: 13.5 vol.
Capacity: 75 cl
Estate rated 2 stars in the Guide des Meilleurs Vins de France 2022 (RVF)
Estate rated 5 stars in the Guide de Bettane + Desseauve 2022
Wine rated 92-93/100 by our Committee !
Wine:The 2018 Red Crozes-Hermitage Vieilles Vignes offers the quintessence of this appellation, in an aromatic profile that is both fresh and smoky, with notes of bacon and black olives. The palate is full and concentrated with delicate tannins that should develop a nice patina in the coming months. Praised for its complexity and balance, this wine promises good aging potential, in the order of 6 to 8 years. Rated 93/100 by our Selection Committee.
Vinification:Hand harvested, aged for 12 months in new barrels of one wine and 6 months in tuns.
Color:Dark and bright red with carmine highlights.
Nose:Fresh, smoky bacon aromas mixed with notes of black olive.
Palate:Round and concentrated, this wine releases a complex palate with fine tannins and perfect balance.
Temperature:Serve between 16 and 18°C.
Food and wine pairing:Country terrine, roast duck, rib of beef, navarin of lamb, game.
Cellar aging:From now until 2028
Imposing their uncompromising and ultra qualitative vision, Bastien and Michel Tardieu continue their path to excellence today, crisscrossing the vineyards from top to bottom to track down the best terroirs and select the best grapes, generally from very old vines and often located in the historic heart of each appellation.
Their art of maturing has made their reputation and reveals generous and finely defined wines, thanks to large capacity barrels, the use of whole harvest and above all a carefully thought maturing.