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Les Châssis 2012, Domaine Des Hauts Châssis, Crozes-Hermitage

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Les Châssis 2012 - Domaine Des Hauts Châssis, Crozes-Hermitage

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The opinion of the sommelier

As I was walking through the hills of Crozes-Hermitage, I discovered a place called « Les Hauts Châssis» where Franck Faugier’s wine estate is located. This talented winemaker is a true syrah lover who elaborates several batches of remarkably refined Crozes-Hermitage. The melted tannins of this slightly spicy wine will perfectly enhance a roasted partridge. 

 

Terroir

Behind such a nice wine, there is no coincidence. It’s first of all the result of beautiful grapes grown on vines more than 50 years old on average. But the relief also plays a predominant role. The vines grow on sloppy hills with a southern exposure which exposes the grapes to a lot of sun, which is good for ripeness, and to the wind, which is good to keep the grapes 100% healthy until the day of the harvest.

lecepageGrape variety

There is a debate among experts about the origin of the only black variety in the Northern Rhône Valley. Some people believe that it was brought back in 1224 from the city of Shiraz in Iran by a knight returning from crusades. Others say that it arrived from Italy when Emperor Probus allowed the culture of grape in Gaul. But nowadays, scientists tend to think that it’s a crossing between two ancient French grapes that no longer exist.

lemillesimeVintage

2012 was a good vintage as the weather was perfectly balanced between sun and rain. Experts said that, thanks to these specific weather conditions, the winemakers were able to make wines particularly typical of the Rhône Valley. Syrah was really blessed and revealed all the refinement and unctuosity it is capable of. 

lerecoltant A winemaker, a familyt

Domaine des Haut-Chassis has been a family vineyard for three generations. The arrival of Franck Faugier at the head of the estate in 1998 really changed everything. This passionate man implements the best practices in his vines. The team prunes manually, they go through green harvesting… no effort is spared in order to get the healthiest and most concentrated grapes !
 
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Sold by cases of 3 or 6 bottles. Delivery within 7 days. 

This talented winemaker is a true syrah lover who elaborates several batches of remarkably refined Crozes-Hermitage.

 
 
  • Température :14° - 16°C
  • Carafage :Open just before serving. 
  • Garde : until 2021
Food and wine pairings
Blood sausages
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Roasted partridge
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Saint-Marcellin Cheese
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Red berry crumble
 
 
Appearance -A beautiful garnet dress with a streaming drop.
Garnet
Nose -Sensitive and pleasant nose to the aromas of peppers, violet and blackcurrant.
Aromatic intensity :
Semi-intense
Wine Aromas :
Red Fruits
Spices
Aromas : peppers, violet and blackcurrant.

Mouth
- A fresh mouth with a silky texture.

Acidity level :
Fresh

Sugar Level :
Extra dry

Body / alcohol :
Rich

Tannins :
Fluid

Wood level :
Harmonious wood flavours

Aftertaste
: medium

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