Crozes-Hermitage 2011

AOP Crozes-Hermitage Red


  • 89 pts Wine Spectator
  • 88 pts Wine Advocate


Clear and glossy dark purple colour. The nose includes aromas of red and black fruit, with mineral notes and hints of sweet pastries. A well-structured gourmet wine with a delicate and fresh finish (Feb. 2014).

Food & wine pairings

Scrambled eggs with cep mushrooms
Pheasant à la forestière
Saddle of rabbit with truffles

Detailed information


The early growth of plants due to the mild winter and warm spring dwindled during June, owing to cool and wet conditions. The high temperatures in August and September then enabled the grapes to mature satisfactorily. Grapes were healthy and of good quality.

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Plots selected on the two terroirs of the AOP:
– granitic soils on the communes of Gervans to the north give the wine its mineral quality.
– clay soils covered with small pebbles on the commune de Mercurol to the south give the wine its structure and fruitiness
The vines face south/southwest, at an altitude of 100 to 200 m.


De-stemming and pressing. 20-day maceration at controlled temperature with punch-downs, rack & return and pump-overs. Part of the wine undergoes malolactic fermentation in 275-litre Laurus oak barrels (new and 2 wines). 12 months elevage.
Production: 7,500 bottles
Bottled on: 27/03/2013


Best served at 14-16°C – Ideal when opened 4 hours ahead
Optimum maturity: 2013-2019

Degree of alcohol

12,5% vol.
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