Crozes Hermitage, J Denuziere 2020
Appellation from Northern Rhone Valley in France.
There have been vineyards in the Rhone Valley since Antiquity. Number of archeological findings dating back to the Romans come as evidence of it. In the Middle Ages, the influence of the Catholic Church has allowed the Rhone vineyards to thrive, putting the great Terroirs of the Rhone Valley in the limelight. The wine of Condrieu was at the time used as sacramental wine, aged in the underground galeries that run underneath the village.
Grape Variety: 100% Syrah
First, Crozes Hermitage, J Denuziere 2020 as an intense robe with deep purple reflections. Then, the nose is powerful with notes of blackcurrant, blueberries and white pepper. Overall, the palate is silky and complex with clear notes of berries, jam and a toasty finish.
About the vineyard:
First, the history of J.Denuzière began in 1876 at the heart of a region with a 2000-year wine heritage. The story continues to be written today.
At that time, Joanny Paret, had the objective to develop the reputation of the local wines in the Rhône cafés and bistros. He started to distribute them with his team of horses.
Surely, after doing so for 40 years, his son, Joseph Paret took over .Then he successfully grew the family business over the following decades thanks to his entrepreneurial spirit.
Finally, Paret Wines then became Denuzière Wines when Pierre Denuzière, Joseph Paret’s son-in-law, succeeded his father-in-law in the 1940s. For 80 years, the name “Denuzière” has been part of the wine-growing landscape in the Rhône Valley.
Today, the J.Denuzière micro-cuvées are shaped by this Condrieu heritage which has been strengthened through the vintages.