Is Crozes-Hermitage a good wine?

Is Crozes-Hermitage a good wine?

Matt Walls discovered a number of excellent Crozes-Hermitage wines among the samples tasted for the 2019 vintage report, alongside some that had high alcohol and overripe flavours, with white styles the surprise of the vintage. The first hailstorm arrived on 15th June, ravaging the southern part of the appellation.

What is the difference between Hermitage and Crozes-Hermitage?

Hermitage and Crozes Hermitage are two different wine appellations (wine grades) in Cotes du Rhone although they come from the same area. Actually the same applies to white wine. The main difference comes the soil. Hermitage has a granite soil while Crozes has more clay and sand.

What kind of wine is Crozes-Hermitage?

red wines
As with the northern Rhône in general, Crozes-Hermitage produces primarily red wines, with Syrah the only red grape permitted under appellation rules. The rules allow the addition of up to 15% of the white grapes Marsanne and Roussanne. Those two varieties are also used in the white wines in the appellation.

What does Crozes-Hermitage taste like?

White Crozes Hermitage: 2005 Dry, soft, honeyed palate. A hint of honey, but a little short of fruit. Rather heavy and flat. Hard finish.

When should I drink Crozes-Hermitage?

2-5 years
This Crozes-Hermitage rouge is suited to medium-term drinking at 2-5 years of age but can keep well for at least a decade in superior vintages. Grapes are vinified with their stems (20 – 30% whole grapes) for three weeks in stainless steel vats, preceded by a cold maceration without sulphur.

Where is Crozes-Hermitage wine from?

Northern Rhône
Crozes-Hermitage, A Truly Budget-Friendly and Delicious Wine from the Northern Rhône. Crozes-Hermitage, the largest wine appellation in the Northern Rhône, is situated on the 45th parallel that runs through some of the great wine regions such as Bordeaux, Piedmont in Italy, and Willamette Valley in Oregon.

Which region is Crozes-Hermitage?

northern Rhône valley
Crozes-Hermitage is an appellation of the northern Rhône valley in France. It covers a relatively large area on the eastern bank of the river, to the north and south of Tain L’Hermitage town.

What foods contain Crozes-Hermitage?


  • Smoked duck breast.
  • Home made cassoulet (sausage and bean hotpot)
  • Beef bourguignon.
  • Grilled rib steak.
  • Fresh water fish in beurre blanc.
  • Pheasant stuffed with foie gras.
  • Chocolate log.
  • Picodin cheese.

What do you eat with Crozes-Hermitage?

Crozes-Hermitage wines pair seamlessly with an entire meal. In their infancy, they make the perfect companion for rabbit and poultry or quite simply cold meat starters. They sit well alongside Saint-Marcellin, the king of local cheeses, for the cheese course.

Does shiraz wine age well?

Aged Red Wine The best aged red wines tend to be Port, cabernet sauvignon, merlot, sangiovese, monastrell, cabernet franc, nebbiolo, malbec, and syrah. Other full-bodied wines with robust structures will also age well, but we zeroed in on these nine as our top choices for the cellar treatment.

Where is Crozes Hermitage wine from?

Is Crozes-Hermitage a Burgundy?

The whites of Crozes-Hermitage are also made from Marsanne and Roussanne and are usually produced form soils that have a higher percentage of clay. They are fruity, fragrant and floral, and have the weight of a good Burgundy but with a thoroughly different flavor and aromatic profile.


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