DOMAINE LES 4 VENTS, CROZES-HERMITAGE, FRANCE
This intense good dry red wine with violet tints omits a strong bouquet of blackcurrant and stewed red fruits. The palate is elegant, structured and big with generous aromas of red fruits and liquorice. It ends with a long finish dominated by overripe fruit and a hint of smoke.
|Food||Great with steaks or lamb|
Vinification primarily of whole bunches, vatted for 1 month with very little intervention (to reflect the authenticity of the terroir).
Aged for 12 months in demi-muids (600l)
|Others||Great respect for the environment|
The Domaine is situated in Mercurol, in the heart of the Crozes-Hermitage appellation. In 2006, Lucie took over the domaine, situated not far from her wine grower parents who supplied grapes to the Tain l’Hermitage winery. In 2007 her 4 hectares were certified as being organically grown. The grapes were taken to the cooperative cellars up until 2009 and Lucie’s first vintage was finally released in 2010.
In 2013, Lucie’s was joined at the domaine by her sister Nancy! Their parents retired in 2015 and the domaine acquired these 6 extra hectares taking it to a total of 10 hectares (9 ha of red and 1 ha of white), all of which are in the Crozes-Hermitage application and organically certified. The domaine was renamed "Domaine Les 4 Vents".
"We strive to respect the environment. Our work in the vineyard and the cellars simply seeks to help the grapes and the wine to reflect their true character… " explains Lucie.
For these reasons, harvesting is carried out entirely by hand, the wines are vinified using indigenous yeasts, with no chaptalisation, no acidification and no sulphites.
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