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Crozes-Hermitage Aléofane (Domaine) 2018

  • Spices
  • Gastronomic wine
  • Enjoy with friends
  • Color:Red
  • Organic
  • 13.50% 
  • 1.5L
  • Intensity
  • Full-bodied

An ample and flavourful Crozes-Hermitage with fine tannins. It has real potential and is worth the wait! More info

This 100% Syrah Crozes-Hermitage cuvée begins its life on plots rich in clay soil and round pebbles, where the vines were planted 50 years ago. The wine is certified organic and made with as little intervention as possible. Harvests are carried out by hand across the 6.5 hectares of vineyard, then the grapes spend four weeks in vats where they are stirred daily. Once the cap has broken down, the sediment is left to infuse for five days. The wine then matures for fourteen months.
In the glass, Aléofane’s Crozes-Hermitage gives off lovely aromas of red and black fruit, chocolate, flowers, and spices. It is ample and supple on the palate thanks to its fine tannins, lingering pleasantly for a long time. On the nose, it carries notes of violet and blueberry, intense and characterful. This wine is a perfect accompaniment for dishes in sauce or mushroom-based meals.

Crozes-Hermitage Aléofane (Domaine) serve at a temperature of 16°C. It will pair perfectly with the following dishes: Joue de boeuf aux épices, Rôti de porc, Epaule d'agneau braisée.

Peak: Drink until 2028

  • Vintage score: 17/20
  • Lot presentation
    Crozes-Hermitage Aléofane (Domaine)

    Cuvée presentation

    This 100% Syrah Crozes-Hermitage cuvée begins its life on plots rich in clay soil and round pebbles, where the vines were planted 50 years ago. The wine is certified organic and made with as little intervention as possible. Harvests are carried out by hand across the 6.5 hectares of vineyard, then the grapes spend four weeks in vats where they are stirred daily. Once the cap has broken down, the sediment is left to infuse for five days. The wine then matures for fourteen months.
    In the glass, Aléofane’s Crozes-Hermitage gives off lovely aromas of red and black fruit, chocolate, flowers, and spices. It is ample and supple on the palate thanks to its fine tannins, lingering pleasantly for a long time. On the nose, it carries notes of violet and blueberry, intense and characterful. This wine is a perfect accompaniment for dishes in sauce or mushroom-based meals.

    Information about domain Aléofane

    Why is this domain called Aléofane? Winemaker Natacha Chave was inspired by a book by John Macmillan Brown for the name of this domain. The imaginary island Aléofane is a place where fermented drinks such as wine are rare and diabolic goods that nonetheless possess healing properties and are prescribed to the sick. If wine was the cure for all maladies, we'd want to drink Natacha Chave's! Daughter of a winemaker, her brother Yann took over the family domain situated in the Crozes-Hermitage and Hermitage appellations in 2000. Natacha spent some time pursuing philosophy before signing up to an agricultural course at the wine university in Suze-la-Rousse. In 2004, she bought 1.5 hectares of vines in the Saint-Joseph and Tournon-sur-Rhône appellations. Over the years her domain has expanded, and she has planted some vines in Crozes-Hermitage. Like many, Natacha has a great deal of respect for nature and tries to intervene as little as possible both in the vineyard and in the winery, using some biodynamic methods

    Detailed characteristics

    • Quantity: 1 Magnum
    • Level: 1 into-neck
    • Label: 1 good appearance
    • Origin: Producer
    • Recoverable VAT: Yes
    • Original Wooden Case / Original Case: No
    • French customs seal: yes
    • Alcohol percentage: 13.50 %
    • Country/Region: Rhône
    • Appellation/Wine: Crozes-Hermitage
    • Producer/Owner: Aléofane (Domaine)
    • Vintage: 2018
    • Color: Red
    • Peak: Drink until 2028
    • Service temperature: 16°
    • Viticulture: Organic 
    • Size (in ha): 6.5
    • Intensity: Full-bodied
    • Dominant aroma: Spices
    • Tasting occasion: Gastronomic wine
    • Grape variety: 100% Syrah
    Crozes-Hermitage Aléofane (Domaine)
    Crozes-Hermitage Aléofane (Domaine)

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