Laurent Habrard Crozes-Hermitage Rouge Grand Classique, Rhône, France 2018

Regular price £23.49

Artisanal, top quality organic Crozes-Hermitage from vineyards in the northern Rhône Valley. This rich Syrah is full of complex, dark spicy fruits.

5th generation winemaker Laurent Habrard owns 10.5 hectares of organic Crozes-Hermitage rouge. 3 of them are located in south of the appellation and the rest in the north. The split allows Laurent to work with two different terroirs: rolled pebbles and loess which bring a richness, structure and complexity to his wines.

Minimal sulphites are used during winemaking. The cap is punched own daily by foot and with regular pumping-over during alcoholic fermentation. Maceration is for 15 to 22 days followed by 7 months ageing, 20% in old barrels and the rest in stainless steel and concrete.

Tasting Note: Classic aromas of blackberry, smoked meats, pepper and clove. Rich yet balanced and extremely approachable, this is a delicious, succulent expression of Syrah.

Critics: Jancis Robinson 16/20 (2019), 92/100 Decanter (2019)

Syrah (100%)