La Petite Ruche Blanc Crozes-Hermitage

Image 5-5-20 at 3.39 PMThe vineyards of Crozes-Hermitage surround the great Hermitage Hill. Sometimes called a “down-sized Hermitage” La Petite Ruche is all freshness and easy enjoyment from younger vines.

APPEARANCE: Pale lemon-gold. Limpid & brilliant.

NOSE: Very floral with green apple, exotic fruits and citrus aromas.

PALATE: The attack is subtle with a lot of freshness. Very aromatic notes of floral and candied fruits.

APPELLATION: Crozes-Hermitage

VARIETAL: 100% Marsanne

TERROIR: Soil and subsoil are composed of old alluvial deposits with numerous gravels and shingles

VINIFICATION The whole grapes are pressed. The must is cold- settling for 24 hours to preserve freshness. Temperature of vinification is regulated around 18°C.

Alcohol: 13%

Aging: Fermentation and ageing of this wine take place in vats. The malolactic fermentation is stopped to give freshness to the wine.

Suggested pairings:  All fish, poultry, white meats, far eastern dishes and cheeses.