Chapoutier Crozes-Hermitage Petite Ruche 2006

Rhone Red Blends from Hermitage, Rhone, France

$29.99
Item No. 95505
  • red wine
  • WS90
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Winemaker's Notes

The vineyards of Crozes-Hermitage surround the great Hermitage Hill. Sometimes called a "down-sized Hermitage" La Petite Ruche is all freshness and easy enjoyment from younger vines.

Aroma
Red fruits, blackcurrant and raspberry.

Taste
Fresh and round tasting with a finish of stewed fruits all in finess.

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No name is more closely associated with the greatness of the Rhone valley than M. Chapoutier. The history of the Chapoutier family stretches back to the early nineteenth century when current owner Michel Chapoutier"s great-, great-, great-grandfather Marius purchased an estate and some vineyards in the now famous village of Tain l"Hermitage in the Northern Rhone Valley. Marius...

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Learn About Hermitage

(EHR-me-tahj) and Crozés-Hermitage (krohz EHR-me-tahj) The hill of Hermitage is something to be seen. It is a hill (just one hill) of only about 300 acres, with carefully terraced vines in granite based-soil. The soils of the hill are plotted to make sure that the best variety is planted in the best plot of soil, and the wines reflect those decisions. The hill is...

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Learn About Rhone Red Blends

The Rhone region of France has a delightful selection of red varieties. There are 22 grapes allowed in the Rhone AOC, about half of them red. Most of these varieties are used as secondary blending partners, often comprising less than 10% of the blend. The primary red players of Rhone blends are Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre. Most wines from the Southern Rhone use Grenache as their...

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