Cave de Tain Grand Classique Crozes-Hermitage Blanc 2015

White

France

Northern Rhône Valley

Description

The Cave de Tain is among the world’s very greatest wine producers, a giant of the Northern Rhone with over 50 acres in Hermitage, a stunning, state-of-the-art winery (10 million Euros invested over the past five years) and a brilliant team of winegrowers.

Besides Hermitage, they produce most of the region’s IGP (previously Vin de Pays) and half of all Crozes Hermitage (but bottling only a third of that under their own top label), as well as St Joseph, Cornas and St. Peray.

Tasting Notes: Offers a vibrant melange of white fruit and flowers on the nose, with light citrus notes. Round, fresh and well-balanced on the palate, with a clean finish.

Serve With: Excellent as an aperitif and will simple salads, fish, and shell-fish dishes.

Additional information

Country

Region

Appellation

Crozes-Hermitage AOP

Variety

Vintage

Wine Type

UPC

097871014991

Case Code

10097871014998

Vineyards

Sustainably-grown (certified Group ICV). Nearly 2500 acres under vine, with more 2200 acres in appellation (AOP) vineyards (Hermitage, Crozes-Hermitage, Saint Joseph, Cornas, Saint Péray) and the balance in IPG Collines Rhodaniennes. Appellation vineyards include 71.6 acres in Hermitage (of which the Cave de Tain directly owns 54.3 acres).

Composition

100% Marsanne.

Viticulture

Vines average 35 years in age. Sourced from 11 communes around Tain in the Crozes-Hermitage appellation. Granite soils in northern vineyards, stony, fluvio-glacial alluvial soils in the south, with varying amounts of loess.

Winemaking

Pressed very gently, cold-settled for 24-48 hours, then fermented in stainless steel tanks. Matured in tank on the fine lees, with regular stirring. Bottled young.

Alcohol

13.0%

Accolades

90 pts, “Very refreshing.” – JM, The Wine Spectator, 10/31/16 (2015).

Vegan

Farming Practices

HPS SKU

TAIN041215

 

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