WHITE 2014

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Estate :
Emmanuel Darnaud
21 Rue du stade
26600 La Roche de Glun (Drôme - Vallée du Rhône Nord - France)

Appellation : Crozes-Hermitage

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Vintage :

Grape variety :
100 % Marsanne


Terrain :
Glacial alluvia composed of rounded stones (Pont-de-l'Isère area) or loess soil on granitic sand (Crozes-Hermitage area)

Age of vines :
Less than 25 years for the Pont-de-l'Isère vineyards and over 50 years for Crozes-Hermitage

Cultivation :
Worked soils, manual picking

Winemaking / maturing :
Gentle juice extraction (pneumatic press), fermentation then maturing in wooden "barriques”, duration 12 months

Colour : Pale robe with glints of green

Nose : Open and bright. Aromas of green apple, flowers, fresh almond

Palate : Rounded and fleshy. With its openness and fruitiness, the palate offers a good balance of creamy and smooth. The finish is ample and long

Goes with : This wine’s fleshiness comes out wonderfully alongside merry, spontaneous cuisine : Creamy gratin of Picodon cheese with leek whites ; Poultry wings marinated in soya & ginger and seared in the wok ; Pâté of sautéed pigs’ trotters with crispy salad

Laying down :
1-5 years

History of the vintage

Crozes Hermitage White Vintage 2015
Crozes Hermitage White Vintage 2014