Crozes-Hermitage 2020 Roche Pierre - Domaine Belle
Directly from the wine estate
(91 - 94)/100 Parker
When to drink this wine : 2023 - 2035
Tasted by Joe Czerwinski on January 22, 2022: "Made from old vines on the granite slopes above Larnage, the 2020 Crozes Hermitage Roche Pierre looks like a baby Bessardes, with its abundant black cherries and oak accents contained by a granite sense of reserve. It is powerful It is powerful, big and rich but structured, with a long, concentrated finish and fine-grained tannins."
Vineyards : In the communes of Larnage and Crozes-Hermitage
Grape variety : 100 % Syrah
Yield : 30 hl/ha
Viticulture : Organic manuring, reasoned use of natural phytosanitary treatments, close pruning, leaf thinning, green harvesting if necessary, harvesting by hand.
Vinification : Traditional in temperature –controlled stainless steel vats, partial de-stemming, daily pumping over and punching down, a final warm maceration, four-week fermentation with indigenous yeasts.
Ageing : Entirely in oak barrels for 20 months, with 30% new barrels, 40% one-year old and 30% two-year old.
|Note||Between 91 and 94|
|Volume||12,50 % vol - 75 cl|
|Areas of Rhône||Domaine Belle|
|Prix||From 30 to 50 €|