Pierre Le Grand Crozes Hermitage Blanc 2016


SKU 03697


The wines of Pierre de Grand are specially crafted cuvees made by Domaine Jean-Pierre Mucyn, one of the young rising stars in the northern Rhône. The estate is located in the village of Gervans in the heart of the appellation of Crozes-Hermitage. Jean-Pierre and Helene Mucyn studied oenology in Beaune and started the domaine in 2001. Today the domaine has 18 hectares in the appellations of Crozes-Hermitage (11.5Ha), Saint Joseph (4.5Ha), Cornas (1.5Ha) and IGP Collines Rhondaniennes (1Ha). The vineyards are sustainably maintained and the estate uses de-budding, leaf pulling and green harvesting when required. The grapes are hand harvested and the wines are made using 100% destemmed fruit. The wines here present wonderful bright fruit and lush middle palate ripeness with an ever present terroir identity.  The soils are granite, limestone (calcaire), cailloux and sand.

We tasted and loved this Crozes-Hermitage Blanc with its lovely spiced pear, apricot skin, white flower and grilled nut flavors. Made of 60% Marsanne and 40% Roussanne, we opened this white one day to taste and then were so pleased the next evening when we re-visited the bottle (without having vacu-vinned it), and it was still fresh, exuberant and lively. It paired amazingly well with chicken and vegetable empanadas with a spicy Columbian salsa, too!
Category White Wine
Country France
Region Rhone
Appellation Crozes-Hermitage
Brand Pierre Le Grand