Grape Source: Two domaines in Larnage, Battis and Mercurol
Appellation: Crozes-Hermitage is northern Rhône's largest appellation. Located on the right bank of the Rhône River, it almost completely surrounds the Hermitage appellation. The 250 acres of vineyards are mostly on the flatlands that spread out south and east of the hillsides of Hermitage. Syrah, Roussanne and Marsanne grapes are grown here.
Vine Age: 50 years and older
Soil: Clay and granite
Barrel Aging: An average of 20 months in new French oak (Allier and Tronçais)
There is no denying this wine of its terroir. It hums of its unmistakable origins and offers an original hint at licorice.