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Crozes-Hermitage Rouge AC 2015, Vieilles Vignes
  • 81. Crozes-Hermitage Rouge AC 2015, Vieilles Vignes

    Domaine du Murinais

    100% Syrah (13% alc.)

    37.5cl Log in
    75cl Log in

    Luc Tardy took over the reins at this domaine in 1998 and is fashioning better wines every year. His Crozes is very supple and pure with lipsmacking liquorice, black cherries and a touch of spice on the palate, and the oak elevage marries really well with the weight of the wine. For drinking now to 2019.

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Winemaker
Luc Tardy, Domaine du Murinais
Location
Champ Bernard -Beaumont-Monteux
Size of domaine
15½ hectares – 1 white, 14 red. Bottles produced VV – 21,000. 1/3 of total production sold in bulk.
Grape
100% Syrah. Age 40 yrs +. Density of 5000 vines per hectare and trained Cordon de Royat. Massale selection from a Hermitage producer.
Terroir
Rhône river pebbles/gravel on a slight incline. Altitude of 120 metres
Viticulture
De-buds (3 stems each with 2 buds) and green harvests. Not chemical at all; 1 in 2 rows ploughed in Feb. Allows weeds/plants herbs in 1 in 2 rows. Treats oidium with sulphur and ‘confusion sexuelle’ for pests. Manual harvest. Yield 40 hectos per hectare in 04.
Vinification
Uses a ‘table de trie.’Maceration à froid (10C) – 7 days. Destemmed 2/3 in 04, and 2/3 in 05. Natural yeasts. Cement tanks for fermentation at 22C with a maximum of 31C. Remontage am and pm up until 1 day before end of fermentation. Then manual pigeage; no delestage. 21 day cuvaison. The press wine is sold separately and never assembled. Alcoholic & malo ferments in cuve. Will rack pre transfer to barrels – 2+3+4 yr-old barrels; only 1/80 new barrels. Racked in December, March, and September. Bottled in November – No fining or filtration
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