White 2018


Crozes Hermitage White 2018

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Wine growing Estate : Emmanuel Darnaud
21 Rue du stade
26600 La Roche de Glun (Drôme - Vallée du Rhône Nord - France)
Appellation : Crozes-Hermitage
Colour : White
Vintage : 2018
Hervest dates : September 3, 2018
Grape variety : 100 % Marsanne
ABV : 13.5°
Terroir : Rolled pebbles located at Pont-de-l’Isère and loess on granitic sands in Crozes-Hermitage village
Age of vines : Pont-de-l’Isère vines : amount 25 years old
Crozes-Hermitage vines : more 50 years old
Farming method : Ploughed soils, manual grape-picking
Winemaking / ageing : Soft extraction of the juices (pneumatic pressoir), maturation and ageing in oak barrels (during 11 months)
Wine tasting : Color : Yellow with green highlights, brilliant and bright.

Nose : Expressive with verbana and lime blossom, white peach and pear aromas

Palate : A refined and lovely roundness underlined by a delicate crisp hint with a light bitterness in the finish. A subtle taste, a balance between richness and tension that leaves space for a hint of refreshing bitterness in the finish

Pairing : In its youth, this wine will enhance the fine and smooth textures of perch fillet with lemon butter. After, it will be perfect with the autumn flavours of a ballotine of fowl with foie gras served with cèpes
Laying down : This wine can be drunk now and will be appreciated for the next 5 years

History of the vintage