Domaine des Entrefaux Crozes-Hermitage Rouge 2017 (750ml)

Domaine des Entrefaux Crozes-Hermitage Rouge 2017 (750ml)

Wine of the year is not a decision that is made lightly; it needs to be a wine that not only impresses us, but will impress our customers as well. It needs to be a wine worthy of the moniker PJ Wine’s Wine of the Year. We had certain parameters that the wine needed to fulfill such as being a sound representative of its designation, over-delivering for its price point, and of course, having enough quantity available to sell.

The selection process began with us gathering samples of the wines that stood out to us throughout the year, brown bagging them to remove bias and tasting them blind. The top five were revealed, and then we tasted them some more, which presented a clear winner - Domaine des Entrefaux Crozes Hermitage Rouge 2017.

This organically farmed Syrah from the northern Rhône appellation of Crozes Hermitage captivated us from the first taste! We were a bit stunned how it out-performed some wines that were twice its price.

The wine is lively and youthful, but struck us with its balance from start to finish. The solid core of plum skin and dark cherry preserves hold classic notes of bacon fat and a pleasant hint of garrigue. White pepper details take an encore on the finish, lingering nicely. This straddles the gap between old and new world, and will appease a discerning palate from either camp.

We are so pleased to have Domaine des Entrefaux Crozes Hermitage Rouge 2017 as our Wine of the Year!

Domaine des Entrefaux began to estate-bottle in 1979. They farm 25 hectares of vines: 21 hectares of Syrah and 4 hectares of Marsanne. The Syrah vineyards are on the pebbly limestone terrace of Les Chassis, thought to be among the best sectors within Crozes-Hermitage. The vines average 30 years of age and yields are kept at a modest 40 hectoliters/hectare. The family has been practicing organic farming for a number of years and earned organic certification in 2012. The grapes are hand harvested, 100% de-stemmed, and fermented with natural yeasts. 1/3 each: tank, foudre and barrique (mostly used).

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