Crozes Hermitage white 2017EAN Code: 3760256772607
SOIL TYPES : Granites and gravels
GRAPE VARIETIES : 100% Marsanne (old vines)
VINIFICATION : After harvests gathered only by hand, winemaking is done using very large barrels (600 litres), in order give the wine a controlled amount of woodiness. Alcoholic fermentation is done slowly to preserve the delicacy of the aromas. Maturation in oak barrels during 8 months on fine lees to obtain a smooth, ample wine.
TASTING NOTES : Displaying a pale golden hue with silver tints, this delicate wine opens up on characteristic aromas of acacia and vanilla. On the palate, the wine is smooth and ample with a long length.
FOOD AND WINE MATCHING : When young, the freshness of Pionniers will bring out the roundness of supreme of chicken or the very smooth texture of snails cooked with chopped parsley and garlic. As it ages, its mellowness with buoy the flavours of monkfish chowder or seafood sauerkraut.
- Range : North Rhône Valley
- Colour : White
Romain Duvenay is a talented oenologist associated with the company NewRhône Millésimes, known as one of the finest palates of the region by his peers.
After perfecting his art in Bordeaux, in Languedoc and Burgundy and while working for a national restaurant trade distributor, he quickly falls in love with all the resources of the Rhône Valley, especially for its iconic grape varieties: Grenache , Syrah and Mourvèdre.
Knowing all the finest points of grape varieties and terroirs, in 2010 Romain Duvernay creates the brand which bears his name, showcasing his talent equally with appellations from the north and the south of the Rhône Valley.
In 2016, Jean-Marc Pottiez, creator and developer of major brands in Champagne and Burgundy, and confident in the development potential of a viticultural production region as rich as the Rhone Valley, decided to create the company NewRhône Millésimes. To this end, he teams up with the talented Romain DUVERNAY and buys his signature brand.
Under this signature, Romain Duvernay and Jean-Marc Pottiez then develop several partnerships between domains of the South and the North of the Rhone Valley and the company NewRhône Millésimes, with the aim of finding the most beautiful expressions of the terroirs and grape varieties of this region rich in diversity.