The Crozes-Hermitage 'appellation' covers 11 villages surrounding the town of Tain-l'Hermitage, and this red is always very typical of the style of Syrah made here. It has lovely aromatic, spicy fruit on the nose and in the mouth, reminiscent of raspberries, liquorice and pepper; medium bodied and rounded but quite soft, just a tad of dry grip to finish.
At the foot of the famous Hermitage hillside, the Cave de Tain l'Hermitage produces five appellation contrle wines, namely Hermitage, Crozes-Hermitage, St-Joseph, Cornas and
The Cave de Tain l'Hermitage owns a 21 hectare domaine within the Hermitage appellation and the winemaker, Xavier Frouin supervises ach stage of vinification, from grape reception, classified according to quality, right up to bottling.
The objective of the Cave is to provide wine lovers around the world with authentic wines which bear the full character of their individual " terroir ", bringing out the best through careful and non-intrusive vinification methods. Wine making techniques are highly traditional and successive generations have contributed to the growth and development of the winery by producing grapes of a quality they are now known and admired for.