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  • 83. Crozes-Hermitage Rouge AC 2015

    Champ Morel

    100% Syrah (13% alc.)

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    This excellent wine comes from 30 year old vines planted both in alluvial soil in Beaumont-Monteux and clay-limestone hillsides in Chanos-Curson. Mid-red, it offers a gorgeous nose of mulberries and black cherries enhanced by a well judged élevagein a mix of old foudres, five year old barrels and cuve. For drinking now to 2020.

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Winemaker
Martine Vandre, Champ Morel
Location
Quatier de la Beaume, Chanos Curson
Size of domaine
26 hectares of which 12½ hectares for this wine.
Grape
100% Syrah trained to Cordon –Royat with an average age of 25 years and a plant density of 5-6,000 vines per hectare.
Terroir
Argilo calcaire and stoney, Alpine diluvium. Altitude of 130 metres
Viticulture
De-buds and green harvests. Prevents oidium with sulphur. ‘Bio’ treatment for pests. Organic fertiliser only. Both ploughs and grows grass in places. Manual harvest. Yield of 40 hectos per hectare.
Vinification
Destalks 100% and part crushes. Cement tanks. Indigenous yeasts. Temperature between 25C and 30C. Remontage once or twice a day for 10-15 days. Pneumatic press and the press wine is added back after the malo. No heating of the cellars for the malo. Elévage lasts a year using 10% cuve and 45% foudres – 20yrs, 45% fûts between 3 and 10yrs old. Racked once or twice. Fined by bentonite and lightly filtered by plaque, then bottled using their own bottling line. 60,000 bottles produced.
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