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Fayolle Crozes-Hermitage Rouge La Rochette
Domaine Jean-Claude et Nicolas Fayolle
France - Rhone Valley - Crozes-Hermitage AOC

The wine shows a deep ruby red color and has plenty to offer with red and black fruit aromas, as well as a good minerality.
The finish is long, clean and juicy and offers some white pepper spiciness typical of the best Crozes-Hermitage.

Specifications
Appellation
Crozes-Hermitage AOC
Wine Type
Red
Varietal(s)
100% Syrah
Age of vines
25 years
Agricultural Practices
Sustainable
Soil type
loess and red granitic soils
Vinification
Full cluster; skin contact maceration for 15 days; alcoholic fermentation; delestage ('rack and return'). Malolactic fermentation in neutral French oak; aging for 12-15 months.
Pairings

Delicious with grilled red meat and most cheeses.

Reviews and News

2016 Fayolle Crozes-Hermitage Rouge La Rochette - 91 PTS - WE

2016 Fayolle Crozes-Hermitage Rouge La Rochette - 91 PTS - WE

wine enthusiast 91 pts"While medium-bodied in frame, this densely packed Syrah heaves with luscious, almost pulpy, black-cherry and blueberry flavors. Its rounded, fleshy nature is amplified by sunny acidity and smooth, gentle tannins, but bright streaks of violet and crushed granite invigorate the midpalate. It's ready to drink now but should hold through 2026. Anna Lee C. IIJIMA"

- Wine Enthusiast Magazine (July 2019), 91 pts

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2015 Fayolle Crozes-Hermitage Rouge La Rochette - 93 PTS - JD

2015 Fayolle Crozes-Hermitage Rouge La Rochette - 93 PTS - JD

jeb dunnuck logo 250"A big step up in quality (for not much step up in price), the 2015 Crozes-Hermitage La Rochette comes from slightly more granite soils and spent 12-15 months in neutral barrels. It has beautiful purity of fruit as well as classic notes of ripe black fruits, bloody meat, saddle leather, peppery herbs, and some telltale minerality. Medium to full-bodied, concentrated, and textured, it’s a rock star of a Crozes Hermitage to drink over the coming decade or so."

- Jeb Dunnuck (March 27th 2019), 93 pts

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2015 Fayolle Crozes-Hermitage Rouge La Rochette - 92 PTS - WE

2015 Fayolle Crozes-Hermitage Rouge La Rochette - 92 PTS - WE

wine enthusiast 92 pts"Hints of charcuterie and smoke lend flair and elegance to pristine blackberry and black cherries on the palate here. It's a full-bodied but freshly balanced wine with firm, taut tannins. The finish lingers on delicate spice and mineral tones. It should improve through 2025 and hold further. - ANNA LEE C. IIJIMA"

- Wine Enthusiast Magazine (September 2018), 92 pts

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2015 Fayolle Crozes-Hermitage Rouge La Rochette - 91 PTS - VINOUS

2015 Fayolle Crozes-Hermitage Rouge La Rochette - 91 PTS - VINOUS

vinous logo"(made with whole clusters and fermented and aged in neutral oak barrels) Lurid ruby. Smoke-accented dark berry and floral scents, joined in the glass by cracked pepper, camphor and allspice nuances. Sappy and sharply focused on the palate, offering bitter cherry, cassis and licorice flavors that deepen and unfurl slowly on the back half. Nicely concentrated yet lithe, showing excellent clarity and youthful tannic grip on a long, spice-driven finish. - Josh Raynolds"

- Antonio Galloni's Vinous (July 2017), 91 pts

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Producer Information: Domaine Jean-Claude et Nicolas Fayolle

Domaine Jean-Claude & Nicolas Fayolle is located in the village of Gervans, 5 kilometers north from Tain-l'Hermitage in the Drome department. Nicolas Fayolle represents the 3rd generation of the family ...
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