What kind of wine is Crozes-Hermitage?

What kind of wine is Crozes-Hermitage?

red wine
The Crozes-Hermitage appellation was created in 1937, and is primarily a red wine region, with 92% of its production attributed to red wine and only 8% to white. Syrah is the main red grape variety but a maximum of 15% combined of Marsanne and Roussanne are allowed in the blend.

Is Crozes-Hermitage a good wine?

In general the wines have plenty of bright fruit aromas but comparitively less structure and complexity than Hermitage. The prices that Crozes-Hermitage commands limit the usage of costly barrels to enhance those aspects. The better reds tend to age for only five to 10 years for the better reds.

What is the difference between Hermitage and Crozes-Hermitage?

Hermitage vs Crozes-Hermitage Crozes Hermitage wines are lighter while Hermitage is more flavorful. The main difference comes from the soil. Hermitage has a granite soil while Crozes has more clay and sand. Hermitage vineyards are at the top of the hill and more exposed to the sun.

Is Hermitage 100% Syrah?

On average, at least 92% of the wines produced in Crozes Hermitage are red. Syrah is the only allowable red wine grape. Marsanne and Roussanne are the only white wine grapes planted in the appellation. However, most of the wine from Crozes Hermitage is produced from 100% Syrah.

Is Crozes Hermitage a Burgundy?

Most of the wines produced here are red wines made from the Syrah grape, sometimes blended with small quantities of white Roussanne or Marsanne grapes. Some white wines are also made, based on Marsanne and/or Roussanne….Crozes-Hermitage AOC.

Wine region
Grapes produced Marsanne, Roussanne, Syrah

Where does the best Syrah come from?

The world’s top syrah and shiraz wines come from the following wine regions:

  • France: Côtes du Rhône: Cornas, Hermitage, St.
  • Australia: Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, Limestone Coast.
  • United States: Paso Robles, Santa Barbara, Napa, Sonoma, Columbia Valley (WA)
  • South Africa: Stellenbosch, Paarl, Franschhoek.

What is the difference between Syrah and Cabernet?

Cabernet Sauvignon is more angular in feel, with more protruding and a more obvious grain, whereas Syrah tends to have a rounded, more smooth and fine grained feel to it.

What kind of wine is made in Crozes Hermitage?

The vast majority (around 90 percent) of Crozes-Hermitage wines are red, and made predominantly from Syrah. The remaining 10 percent are white Crozes-Hermitage Blanc wines made from Roussanne and Marsanne. These two white wine varieties are also used to a limited extent in many of the red wines.

Where is the Crozes Hermitage in the Rhone valley?

Crozes-Hermitage is an appellation of the northern Rhone valley in France. It covers a relatively large area on the eastern bank of the Rhone river, to the north and south of Tain L’Hermitage town. Much larger than the prestigious Hermitage appellation which it surrounds, Crozes-Hermitage is also much more prolific.

When to open the hill of Hermitage Syrah wine?

The hill of Hermitage is famous for its emboldened Syrah wines that usually need around 5–10 years before you open them. When you do, you’ll be greeted with heady aromas and layered flavors blackberry, black currant, licorice, coffee, candied cherry, and smoke.

How much wine is produced in the Crozes region?

Around 7.5 million liters of wine are produced and sold under the Crozes-Hermitage title each year. This is more than the other seven northern Rhône appellations combined.