Let’s cross the Rhone river today, to harvest grapes for “Saint Joseph“.
This Appellation stretches 2 départements and 26 villages:
- The Ardèche: Andance, Ardoix, Arras-sur-Rhône, Champagne, Charnas, Châteaubourg, Félines, Glun, Guilherand-Granges, Lemps, Limony, Mauves, Ozon, Peyraud, Saint-Désirat, Saint-Étienne-de-Valoux, Saint-Jean-de-Muzols, Sarras, Sécheras, Serrières, Talencieux, Tournon-sur-Rhône and Vion
- The Loire: Chavanay, Malleval, and Saint-Pierre-de-Bœuf
St Joseph has been an appellation since 1956.
Only Syrah grapes are used (sometimes with 10% Roussane and Marsanne white grapes).
We will be back to work next week to pick grapes for our Vin de Pays.
We’ve finished picking grapes for Red Crozes Hermitage.
Olivier is happy with the quality of the grapes. So do not miss the first tastings in a few months.
Today we are harvesting Red Crozes Hermitage “La Croix du Verre“. Its main characteristics: this wine is made from over 50 year old vines and the wine is aged in oak barrels for 10 months.
A great wine to come.
Harvesting grapes for red Crozes Hermitage is in full swing!
It’s time for further information on the Crozes Hermitage Appellation:
The area stretches over 1,200 hectares. Larnage, ten other villages produce this AOC wine: Crozes-Hermitage of course, but also Serves-sur-Rhône, Erôme, Gervans, Tain l’Hermitage, Mercurol, Chanos Curson, La Roche de Glun, Beaumont Monteux and Pont de l’Isère.
It has been an Appellation since 1937.
Only Syrah grapes (for the reds) are used (sometimes with 15 % Roussane and Marsanne grapes).
Today, the sun is shining. It’s time to harvest grapes for Red Crozes Hermitage.
The grapes are fully mature and they look great.
Olivier feels it will be a great vintage (look at him, measuring the alcohol level).
We take a break. Harvesting the white grapes is over. As red grapes are not ready yet; it’s time for a break.