fruit meticulously selected by Vincent from a long-time organic grower in Crozes. Vines average 30 years of age.
Multiple parcels, varied exposure
Alluvial soils and "galet roulets" (rolling rocks) that attract warmth.
Organically farmed, soils are worked.
All destemmed, ferments at low temps, vinfied in tank.
9 months in tank
Limited - 300 cases
Lurid violet. Spicy black and blue fruits, succulent flowers and smoky minerals on the perfumed nose. Juicy and expansive in the mouth, offering concentrated blueberry and bitter cherry flavors that become sweeter as the wine opens up. The dark berry note lingers on the spicy, persistent finish, which is shaped by smooth tannins.
The Crozes-Hermitage from Vincent Paris is made from fruit he purchased from a longtime organic farmer in the appellation, with the vines averaging thirty years of age. He de-stems the fruit for this bottling and raised it entirely in tank. The 2016 is a lovely example of this top flight vintage, offering up a deep and nicely ripe nose of black raspberries, black cherries, dark soil tones, a bit of hung game and a topnote of bonfire. On the palate the wine is full-bodied, bright and quite wide open in personality, with a good core, fine soil signature, bright acids and fine length and grip on the well-balanced and complex finish. There is a nice touch of backend tannin here that will carry the wine very nicely down the road, but this is already very easy to drink and quite a serious example of Crozes. 2018-2030+.
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