Paul Jaboulet Aine Crozes Hermitage 'Domaine Thalabert' 2009

The Crozes Hermitage vineyard is the largest of all the northern Rhone Valley Appellations. It extends over 11 communes situated in the Drome, on the left bank of the Rhone. The Domaine de Thalabert has belonged to the Maison Paul Jaboulet Aine since 1834. It is situated on the plain, and is the oldest in the Appe...



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Varietal
Shiraz / Syrah
Style
Red Wine
Size
750 mL Bottle
Country
FRANCE
Region
Rhone

Product Description

The Crozes Hermitage vineyard is the largest of all the northern Rhone Valley Appellations. It extends over 11 communes situated in the Drome, on the left bank of the Rhone. The Domaine de Thalabert has belonged to the Maison Paul Jaboulet Aine since 1834. It is situated on the plain, and is the oldest in the Appellation.

Soil: This estate of around 40 ha is located on a pebbly plain that is glacial in origin. These small, round pebbles store heat during the day and release it at night, providing optimum maturity.

Grape Variety: Syrah.

Age of the vines: 40 to 60 years.

Vinification: The grapes from the Thalabert estate are carefully sorted then meticulously vinified using traditional methods.

Ageing: Traditionally aged in wood for 12 months in our ancient "VINEUM" cellar.

Yield: 25 to 30 hl/ha.

Colour: Deep ruby, limpid and bright.

Bouquet: Intense, complex and aromatic with a blend of red berries and animal notes.

Palate: Powerful and fine; noble tannins; full, well-balanced finish.

Matching Food and Wine: Pressed guinea fowl with young vegetables Noisette of lamb with rosemary Saddle of devilled lamb with young vegetables

Serving Temperature: 16 to 18°.

Best enjoyed within: From 8 to 20 years.

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