Crozes-Hermitage Blanc 2015

Domaine Philippe & Vincent Jaboulet

Terroir: Crozes-Hermitage is the largest vineyard amongst the northern appellations, producing both red and white wines. This Crozes-Hermitage white is made entirely from estate-grown grapes, like all the wines produced by the estate. It is made 100% of the Marsanne grape with vines averaging 30 years old. The soil is composed of alluvial deposit and small pebbles, typical of Crozes Hermitage. The pebbles capture the heat during the day and release it at night, which helps maturation of the grapes.

Vinification: Philippe and Vincent practice a sustainable farming, respecting the nature as much as possible. They received the HEV certification (sustainable certification) which guarantees high level of environmental performance. This certification was created as a contribution to the implementation of the agro-ecological project launched by the French Minister in December 2012. To improve complexity, they lower the yields to 35-40hl/ha, by practicing green harvest and planting vines closer to each other forcing the vines to compete against each other which naturally regulate the yields. The grapes are hand-harvested, destemmed and chilled for 24 to 48 hours in order to preserve the aromas of the fruit and spread out the work in the winery.

Additional Information

Gold color, expressing flavors of white flowers and a great freshness in the mouth. Also shows mineral notes. This wine can age two to five years.

Technical Details

  • Appellation: Crozes-Hermitage
  • Winemaker: Vincent Jaboulet
  • Sustainability: Organic Practices, High Environmental Value Certification
  • Soil: Alluvial gravel
  • Avg Vine Age: 30+ years
  • Alcohol: 13.5%
  • Sizes Available: 750ml
  • Pack Size: 12/750ml
  • Varietals: 100% Marsanne

Recent Press

  • Score: 89 Points

    Wine Enthusiast Author: Anna Lee C. Iijima
    Date: Thursday, February 8, 2018
    "Dried chamomile and Mediterranean herbs lend a savory tone to fresh lemon and pear flavors in this silky, dry wine. It's a subtly mineral, earthen sip with a spicy ginger finish. Drink now through 2020."
  • Score: 87 Points

    The Wine Advocate Author: Jeb Dunnuck
    Date: Thursday, December 1, 2016
    "Starting with the 2015 Crozes Hermitage Blanc, this solid effort is 100% Marsanne and offers textbook notes of stone fruits, spice, brioche and some wet rock characteristics in a medium-bodied, lively style."

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