Domaine Belle Crozes-Hermitage Cuvee Louis Belle 2015
SKU WT BCHCLB15
This estate has always been a family holding, passed on from generation to generation since the late 1700s, promoting the special Larnage terroir with its white clays, often called ‘Les Terres Blanches’. The estate has slowly grown to its present size of 25 hectares (about 62 acres) over six communes (Larnage, Crozes-Hermitage, Tain l’Hermitage, Pont de l’Isère, Mercurol and Tournon), three appellations (Crozes-Hermitage, Hermitage, Saint Joseph).
This wine, made from 100% syrah, comes from vines on average 40-years-old. Vineyards are sustainably farmed with the aim to convert to full organic certification. Fermentation takes place in stainless steel for four weeks. The wine then ages for 18 months in oak (15% new).
94 Points – Jeb Dunnuck “I also loved the 2015 Cuvee Louis Belle which saw a traditional vinification followed by 20 months in French oak. Blackberry, currants, blueberries, violets and hints of black pepper give way to a rich, expansive, opulent Syrah that has sweet tannin and a great finish. Give it a few years of bottle age and enjoy over the following decade or more.” – September 2017
|Region||France, Rhone, Crozes-Hermitage|