Wine Spectator 90
"A juicy, flattering style, with lively plum sauce, blackberry paste and pastis notes wrapped with singed apple wood and fruitcake accents. A crowd-pleasing version, kept honest by fresh acidity. Drink now."
The Hauts Châssis estate is in the middle of the locality called "Les Hauts
Châssis" in the south of the Crozes Hermitage appellation area. Its soils have
big stones which absorb the heat all day long and give it off again at night. Big
round stones of Alpine diluvium to a depth of 50 to 80cm with coarse sand
and red clay . Vines : 20 to 40 years old - 29,65 acres - Yield : 35 HL/Ha
Matured for 12 months then blended and bottled the following autumn.
Clear very deep crimson and purple. An expressive nose of spice, fruit and
jam with vanilla, Havana tobacco, cacao, liquorice, black cherry, morello
cherry, blackcurrant and blackberry. A full warm fruity well-balanced mouth
with fine lively tannins giving it a good long finish. ~ Winery Notes
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The Hauts Châssis estate is in the middle of the locality called "Les Hauts Châssis" in the south of the Crozes Hermitage appellation area. It has been in existence for 3 generations and the current owner Franck FAUGIER has been the winemaker since 2003. The equipment is modern (stainless steel vats) but the estate is run with an eye to tradition. Franck prefers mechanical soil cultivation methods, reasoned pest control, green harvesting and leaf-stripping by hand. Maturing is adapted to the structure of the grape.