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2020 Fayolle Crozes-Hermitage "Hauterives", Rhone Valley, France

2020 Fayolle Crozes-Hermitage "Hauterives", Rhone Valley, France

$28.99

  • 2020 Fayolle Crozes-Hermitage "Hauterives", Rhone Valley, France

    2020 Fayolle Crozes-Hermitage "Hauterives", Rhone Valley, France

    $28.99 Excl. tax

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    Highly perfumed aromas of dark cherries, blackberry, olive, and violet. A mineral component adds lift to this silky and deliciously balanced Syrah. This wine has an amazing energy, with a long, concentrated finish.

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    ABOUT THIS WINE

    Certified organic. 100% Syrah from 40+ year old vines that are grown in limestone soil in Chassis and granite in Crozes-Hermitage. The fruit is harvested from 60% from Les Chassis, and 40% from the original Crozes village of Crozes-Hermitage.

    100% destemmed. Indigenous yeasts only for fermentation. Fermented and aged in concrete. The wine is bottled unfined and unfiltered.

    ABOUT THIS PRODUCER

    Laurent Fayolle is the 6th generation to run this small family estate in the Northern Rhône village of Gervans. In 2002, when his father and uncle split up the family domaine amongst their children, Laurent took control of 7 hectares of prime heirloom parcels (many over 60 years old) in the granite hills located on the backside of the hill of Hermitage. The slopes found in this area around Gervans, Crozes-Hermitage and Larnage are part of the original Crozes-Hermitage classification from 1937 (the southern sections of Les Chassis and Mercurol were added in 1952) due to their close resemblance to the noble hill that looms over them. Once at the helm, his first action was to convert everything to organic farming. Along with his light touch in the cellar (which includes a soft extraction and use of concrete and minimal new wood), he is able to take the incredible raw materials from the complex terroirs he farms (terraced granite and loess slopes, limestone, round river galets) and create wines of supreme elegance and refinement. This is “Grand Cru” Crozes at its absolute finest.

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