CROZES HERMITAGE DOMAINE ETIENNE POCHON, RHONE

£21.95

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VITICULTURE
From the late 16th century, Curson Castle belonged to Diane de Poitiers, the mistress of King Henry II of France. Her daughter Louise de Brézé sold the property to the lord of Chevrières in 1584, with several generations succeeding each other for more than 200 years, until Nicolas Amédée of the Croix Marquis de Chevrières rented the castle to the ancestors of the current Domaine owners, who then bought it a few years later. Etienne Pochon has almost 16 hectares of vineyards in Crozes-Hermitage, 12 of which are dedicated to Syrah, with the remaining four planted with white grapes, Roussane and Marsanne. Etienne vinifies his grapes plot by plot in order to keep the specificity of each terroir. Certified organic since 2014.
WINEMAKING
Aged partly in large oak ‘foudres’ and partly in tank.
OAK TREATMENT
Yes
TASTING NOTE
Very clean nose with aromas of blackberry and hints of violets. Medium-bodied with a refreshing acidity on the finish. A typical Crozes Hermitage.
FOOD MATCHING
Game, light meats
TECHNICAL DESCRIPTION
Shiraz
ABV: 13.5%
Closure: Cork
Colour: Red
Style: Still wine
Suitable for Vegetarians: No
Suitable for Vegans: No
Organic: Yes
Biodynamic: No

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