Crozes-Hermitage Petite Ruche Blanc 2018
Aromatic and fresh with floral notes and candied fruit flavours.
Soil and subsoil are composed of old alluvial deposits with gravels and shingles.
Who would have predicted that this 2018 vintage would cause such joy and rank among the remarkable Rhône Valley vintages that have come on after another since 2015? Strong rains, heat waves and violent, localised storms were the marks of this vintage full of intensity and doubts, until the exceptionally hot September. It is a vintage where we had to react fast to relieve these hot waves, but that lead to prodigious wines with a great aging potential, with preserved acidity and silky tannins thanks to specific work in the cellar and on the tanks to maintain this balance.
Whole bunch pressed, the must is then cold settled for 24 hours. Vinified at 18 degrees and then aged in vats. Malolactic fermentation is stopped to give this wine freshness.
- Grilled and Roasted White Meats
- Salads and Picnics
- Mild Creamy Cheeses
- Mature Strong Cheeses