2013 Crozes Hermitage Aleofane
In 2006 Natacha acquired a small 1.80 ha (about 4.5 acres) parcel of Crozes-Hermitage on the plane of Le Chassis, in Beaumont-Monteux. The “lieu- dit” (name of the vineyard) is “Les Pichères”. The soil consists of pliocene era clay, covered with alluvial stones (Galets roulés). After harvest, the grapes were 100% de- stemmed before undergoing a cold pre-fermentation, followed by a temperature- controlled maceration. Only natural, wild yeasts, were used for fermentation. The wine was aged in 500 liter barrels (demi-muid) for 12 months before bottling. Her Crozes-Hermitage is neither fined nor filtered.
The Crozes is deep, dark, purple in the glass, with a rich black cherry and blackberry nose. In the mouth the intense black fruit flavors mingle with hints of black pepper, and soft ripe tannins. While this is a wine that could be cellared for several years, the rich fruit flavors also make it enjoyable now.
- Color Red
- Case Size 6
- Bottle Size 750 ml