|Dry, Red, Medium Bodied, Fresh, Spicy, Black and Red Fruit, Balanced, Elegant,
|Crozes Hermitage, Northern Rhone Valley
The Maison les Alexandrins Crozes-Hermitage Rouge is a beautiful and elegant wine with a deep-purple colour. On the nose, the vintage's freshness is revealed with seductive notes of small red fruit. On the palate, the wine is full of finesse, freshness, and great acidity perfectly balanced with aromas of black pepper and liquorice. Enjoy this wine with grilled meats within five years of the vintage for the best experience.
About the Producer
Maison Les Alexandrins was founded in 2015 by Nicolas Jaboulet (formerly of the eponymous winery in Tain), the Perrin family (Château de Beaucastel), winemaker Guillaume Sorrel, and viticulturalist Alexandre Caso. Their partnership, born of friendship, culinary appreciation, and a passion for producing the finest appellation-specific wines, is now led by Nicolas, Alexandre, and winemaker Benoît Busseuil. Through Maison Les Alexandrins, they craft négociant wines sourced from a selection of top growers in the Northern Rhône.
Vineyard and Winery
Despite challenging conditions in 2020, the quality of the harvested grapes was still exceedingly high. The risk of mildew at the beginning of the season, and the hot and dry spring and summer, made farmers work harder than usual. Occasional rain, cool nights, and morning dew minimized the effects of high temperatures and preserved freshness. Ultimately, the vintage produced a Northern Rhône-style result, diverging from the Mediterranean vintages of 2018 and 2019.
Harvesting commenced in the pre-dawn hours to preserve vibrance and intenstity of primary fruit characteristics. A cold pre-ferment maceration phase took place for 20 days prior to the fermentation process. Delicate punch downs and pumping over were conducted to draw out velvety tannins. The wine was aged in large oak barrels for 12 months, and then moved to stainless steel tanks for an additional 6 months maturing prior to bottling.
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