Domaine Belle Crozes Hermitage Cuvee Louis Belle (750ml)

  • Wine Type

    Red Wine

  • Country

    France

  • Size

    750ml

  • Food Pairing

    CassouletChickenDuck

  • Grape

    Syrah

  • Region

    Rhone

  • Sub-Region

    Crozes Hermitage

  • Vintage

    2019

Domaine Belle is a certified organic estate with a long and storied family history. In the 1600’s, vines were grown in vineyards around the Chateau de Larnage and all the land and produce belonged to the Lord of Larnage. Each villager had to give three days unpaid corvee labour (one for pruning, one for ploughing and another for the grape harvest).

In 1769, at a village assembly called by the new Lord of Larnage, each family was granted a small parcel of land with vines for their personal use. From these feudal times the family holding gradually expanded, until in the 1930s it consisted of several neighbouring plots whose grapes were made into wine and sold locally.  A great change took place when Louis Belle (Philippe’s grandfather) took over the property. This great winegrower acquired some superb parcels of land in the communes of Larnage and Tain l’Hermitage. When Louis handed the land on to his son Albert in the 1970s, the holding consisted of 4ha spread over two communes (Larnage and Tain).

In 1990, under the impetus provided by Albert’s son Philippe, who had recently returned from studying œnology, winemaking moved to the forefront with the creation of Domaine Belle. Together Albert and Philippe built a modern, functional winery, giving them the means to produce great wines which respect the terroir of the individual appellations.  

Now managed by Albert’s son Phillipe; the estate is committed to showcasing terroir and making the wines from Larnage known around the world.  Today, Domaine Belle stretches over six communes (Larnage, Crozes-Hermitage, Tain l’Hermitage, Pont de l’Isère, Mercurol and Tournon), three appellations (Crozes-Hermitage, Hermitage, Saint Joseph) and covers an area of 25ha of vines.

Tasting Notes

Concentrated blueberry, toasty oak, licorice and spice.  Full bodied, with a rich and creamy palate, supple tannins and a lengthy finish. 

Method

Organic Syrah grapes sourced from the vineyard Les Murets in the commune of Tain l’Hermitage grown on permeable limestone, sand and gravel.  Wild yeast fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel vats, no destemming, daily pumping over and punching down.  Aged entirely in oak barrels for 26 months, with 50% new barrels and 50% one year old barrels.

*Note vintage on bottle shot is different than what is currently in inventory. 

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