Crozes-Hermitage, Dom. Jean Esprit
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Crozes-Hermitage, Dom. Jean Esprit - 2023

Item # 44733 750mL

Jean Esprit is the fifth generation to lead his family's estate. His Crozes-Hermitage has an excellent terroir for the Syrah grape which reveals an aromatic palate, intense flavors and tannins that will hold the wine for years. The vines are planted on clay and limestone terraces adding a fresh aspect to the wine.

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Wine made from grapes grown without synthetic pesticides, fertilizers and herbicides in the vineyard.


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This is a delicious wine from the Northern Rhône Valley. The estate has been owned by the same family for five generations, since 1909. In the past they used to sell their grapes to important producers in the area. Now they are working on their own wine. Jean Esprit and his wife Lydia focus about preserving the original terroir. They farm organically and respect biodiversity. They also plant cherries and apricots. Jean studied oenology in Bourgogne and gained experience working on the field all over the world. When sipping this delicious wine, you can enjoy berry notes such us blackberry and the typical spicy notes of Syrah. A long pleasant finish completes the experience!

- AFR

Glossary

Rhône

Prestige in the north, value in the south: that’s the quick version of the Rhône story. Southern village appellations produce a dizzying stylistic range of delicious wines, while the prices for northern “trophy” bottles can be dizzyingly high. If you like smoky, leathery, earthy, macho red wines, however, the wines of the northern Rhône are well worth it. Prestigious northern Rhône appellations include Condrieu, Côte-Rôtie, Hermitage, and St.-Joseph. In the southern Rhône, look to the village...

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Syrah

We'd like to clear this up once and for all: the Shiraz grape is genetically identical to Syrah. Australian winemakers put "Shiraz" on the map (and, many would argue, vice versa), and the term is now used throughout much of the New World. Let it never be said, however, that Shiraz and Syrah are the same thing: the region in which the grape is grown determines much about the flavor of the wine it will produce. Typically, New World Shiraz yields bigger, fruitier wines than the the peppery Syrahs...

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