Etienne Becheras 2019 Crozes-Hermitage AOC
Item Number: 15153
Sub Region: Northern Rhone
Appellation/AVA: Crozes-Hermitage AOC
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 100% Syrah
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 13.5
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Soil Type: Loess and river stones
Case Production: 500
Vineyard Notes: Syrah grapes are harvested by hand from south-southwest facing gently sloped parcels in Mercurol.
Winemaking Notes: After total destemming and a 1-3 day cold soak, the Syrah fruit ferments spontaneously in concrete vats. Cuvaison lasts 18-22 days. Grapes are pressed in a vertical basket press. The wine is aged for 12 months in 600-liter demi-muids and remains on fine lees until assemblage prior to bottling. The Crozes-Hermitage is unfined and unfiltered.
Tasting Notes: It is often voluminous with sweet blackberry fruit and an undercurrent of licorice, game, and a firm, sweet tannic structure – a wine of exquisite value.