What kind of wine is Crozes-Hermitage?
As with the northern Rhône in general, Crozes-Hermitage produces primarily red wines, with Syrah the only red grape permitted under appellation rules. The rules allow the addition of up to 15% of the white grapes Marsanne and Roussanne.
When should I drink Crozes Hermitage?
This Crozes-Hermitage rouge is suited to medium-term drinking at 2-5 years of age but can keep well for at least a decade in superior vintages. Grapes are vinified with their stems (20 – 30% whole grapes) for three weeks in stainless steel vats, preceded by a cold maceration without sulphur.
What region is Crozes-Hermitage?
northern Rhône valley
Crozes-Hermitage is an appellation of the northern Rhône valley in France. It covers a relatively large area on the eastern bank of the river, to the north and south of Tain L’Hermitage town.
Should you decant Hermitage?
Reds from Northern Rhone, Hermitage, Cote-Rotie, and top Domaines from Chateauneuf-du-Pape will benefit from decanting. For young wines (less than 15 years old) from great terroirs or vintages, decanting for one to three hours will be sufficient; one hour is the optimal period of time.
What is the best food to pair with Syrah?
As a general rule Syrah (Shiraz) pairs very well with grilled meats, vegetables, wild game and beef stew.
- Barbecue, especially spareribs.
- Braised beef.
- Cheese, especially aged hard cheeses like Gouda.
- Chicken, especially barbecued and braised.
- Grilled meats and vegetables.
- Lamb, especially roast leg of lamb.
What pairs cab franc?
Meat: Try a glass of Cabernet Franc with roasted pork, beef burgers, beef stew, meatballs in tomato sauce, turkey with cranberry, lamb gyros, pâté, roasted duck, venison, or roasted or grilled lamb. Cheese: Cabernet Franc pairs well with cheeses like feta, goat cheese, brie, and blue cheese.