Marlene & Nicolas Chevalier Crozes Hermitage Rouge 'Cuvee Marius' 2018 75cl
"Big, earthy, chunky with pepper and spice coming off the nose. There is cherry and damson on the palate with lovely, dark, earthy Syrah flavours. Mainly Syrah with up to 10% Marsanne on any given vintage" Peter's Points 91/100
The Chevalier family are polyculturalists who, apart from cultivating vineyards, farm the other crop famous in the region: apricots. Until 2009, they delivered all their grapes to the co-operative in Tain which, ironically, their ancestors had helped to create 100 years before. Their 17 hectares of vines extend on the superior slopes of the appellation, above the village of Chanos Curson. This, in turn is divided into 13 hectares of Syrah, 2.5 hectares of Marsanne and 1.5 hectares of Roussanne. Everything is vinified in their new cuverie, built to accommodate the 2013 harvest.
Country: France | Region: Rhone, Crozes-Hermitage | Alcohol:14% | Grapes: Syrah, Marsanne