What kind of wine is Crozes-Hermitage?

What kind of wine is Crozes-Hermitage?

red wines
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?

2-5 years
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.
  • Duck.
  • Grilled meats and vegetables.
  • Hamburgers.
  • 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.

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