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Technical Information

Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area*
Saint-Joseph
“Les Cochés”
Syrah 45 years Granite Varies
Crozes-Hermitage
Les Tiercerolles
Syrah 30 - 50 years Granite Varies
Crozes-Hermitage
Les Batits
Syrah 40 - 50 years Sandy loam Varies
Crozes-Hermitage
Tenay
Syrah 30-50 years Granite Varies
Crozes-Hermitage “Goutay”
Syrah Planted in 1980 Granite 1 ha
Crozes-Hermitage Habrard
Syrah 50 years average Granite Varies
Hermitage
La Pierrelle
Syrah 30 - 50 years Granite Varies
Hermitage Blanc
La Pierrelle
Marsanne 80 years Limestone Varies
Côte Rôtie
“Les Roses”
Syrah 30 - 50 years Schist Varies
Côte Rôtie
“La Boisselée”
Syrah 30 - 50 years Schist Varies
Côte Rôtie
“La Dorée”
Syrah 30 - 50 years Schist Varies
Côte Rôtie
La Viaillere
Syrah 30-50 years Schist Varies
Côte Rôtie
Nève
Syrah 30 years Schist Varies
Côte Rôtie Besset
Syrah 40 years Mica Schist Varies
* "ha" = hectares; one hectare equals roughly two and a half acres

VITICULTURE / VINIFICATION

• All wines are hand-harvested and sorted during harvest
• Maceration lasts 2 or 3 weeks
• Fermentation takes place in cement tank
• Wines are aged on average for 15 months in barrel
• New barrels are introduced to rotation occasionally as needed, with the goal of minimizing new oak influence
• Wines are not filtered nor fined
• Grapes are not de-stemmed except the Crozes-Hermitage and Hermitage which are 90% de-stemmed

Hermitage Blanc La Pierrelle :
• Pressed and fermented in Burgundian barrels
• Wine is not racked, fined, or filtered before bottling

Hermitage Rouge La Pierrelle :
• The lieu-dit La Pierrelle lies at the top of the hill of Hermitage, facing south-southwest, with a granite soil and galet stones
• The name, Pierrelle, refers to stones (pierre in French), and the stoney nature of the vineyard

Crozes-Hermitage:
2017 “Tiercerolles”: A blend of 12 barrels: 3 from lieu-dit Gervans, 4 from mixed lieu-dit, 1 from lieu-dit Tenay, 2 from lieu-dit Mercurol, 1 from lieu-dit Habrard, 1 from lieu-dit Batit
2016 “Tiercerolles”: a blend of 12 barrels: 4 from lieu-dit Besset, 2 from lieu-dit Batits, 3 from lieu-dit Habrard, 3 from lieu-dit Mercurol
2016 “Tenay”: a blend of 2 barrels, both from lieu-dit Tenay

Crozes-Hermitage “Goutay”:
• Fermented in wood tank for 10 days
• Aged in small, old barrels for 12 months, then 6 months in tank
• Goutay is the name of the lieu-dit from which the grapes are sourced

Crozes-Hermitage Habrard:
• Maceration lasts about 10 days
• Fermented in stainless steel tank with regular pumpovers
• Aged in small Burgundian barrels for 12 months, then blended into 1 tank for 6 months
• 20% new oak

Côte Rôtie “Nève”:
2017 “Nève” is a blend of 1.5 barrels, all from Nève
2011, 2013, 2014 “Nève” is a blend of the lieu-dit Nève, located on the Côte Brune

Côte Rôtie “La Dorée”:
2017 “La Dorée” is a blend of 1.5 barrels, all from Nève-Semons
2011 “La Dorée” is a blend of the lieu-dit Le Plomb
2009 “La Dorée” is a blend of the lieux-dits Viaillère and Champin

Côte Rôtie “Les Roses”:
2017 “Les Roses” is a blend of 3 barrels: 1 from Fongeant, 2 from Champin
2010 “Les Roses” is a blend of the lieux-dits Buffin, Brosse-Champin, and Fongeant
2009 “Les Roses” is a blend of the lieux-dits Fongeant and Rozier

Côte Rôtie “La Boisselée”:
2017 La Boisselée is a blend of 5 barrels: 1 from La Viaillère, 2 from Le Plomb, 2 from Besset-NE
2016 “La Boisselée” is a blend of 12 barrels: 2 from lieu-dit La Viaillère, 2 from Fongeant, 1 from Besset, 3 from Semons, 1 from Le Plomb, 3 from Nève
2015 “La Boisselée” is a blend of 4 barrels: 2 from from lieu-dit La Viaillère, 2 from Fongeant
2014 “La Boisselée” is a blend of 5 barrels: 2 from from lieu-dit Besset, 2 from Semons, and 1 from Le Plomb
2013 “La Boisselée” is a blend of the lieux-dits Buffin, Bodin, and La Viaillère
2010 “La Boisselée” is a blend of the lieux-dits Le Plomb, Nève, La Viaillère, and Champin
2009 “La Boisselée” is a blend of the lieux-dits Labrosses and Champin

Côte Rôtie “La Viaillère”:
2010, 2013, 2014 “La Viaillère” is a blend of the lieu-dit La Viaillère, located on the Côte Brune
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