0.75lCrozes-Hermitage0.75l Red€19.60 €16.20The best Crozes Hermitage produced by the domain to date, the Syrah grapes for this wine come from old goblet trained vines grown in alluvial and stony soils full of « galet » pebbles. The 2016 is elegant and lively with impressive structure and tension and absolutely delicious fresh plummy fruit whose flavours carry on through to a very long, stylish finish. A lovely wine which will age well – if you can wait. It is more open and juicy than the Saint-Joseph and will go well with Bresse Chicken, feathered game and cheese.
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