2019 Stéphane Rousset Crozes-Hermitage ‘Les Mejeans’
Contrary to the very high prices found in Hermitage, Cornas, and Côte-Rôtie, wines from Crozes-Hermitage tend to fall at much more affordable price points—and are just as textured, complex, and delicious! This savory, food-friendly expression from Stéphane Rousset is no exception.
Organic and biodynamic farming practices, destemmed, and raised in a combination of 225 and 500-liter French oak barrels (very small amount of new oak used)
- Tasting Notes juicy red and purple fruits, violets, crushed stones, hints of smoked meat
- Variety Syrah
- Region France, Rhone Valley
- Volume 750ml
- Table Talk Stéphane Rousset has long flown under the radar as one of the most talented producers in the Northern Rhône—though things are quickly changing! We recommend stocking up on these wines now while you still can.
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Stéphane Rousset’s vineyards are in Crozes-Hermitage’s northern communes of Erôme, Gervans and Crozes-Hermitage, including the legendary Les Picaudières. The hill structures and soil types differ significantly throughout the appellation with various exposures on moderate to very steep rock terraces. Rousset’s Marsanne grows mostly on loess topsoil and granite bedrock. The Crozes-Hermitage red wine terroirs are largely on granite with some variations of igneous and metamorphic rock. Across the river, in Tournon, two adjacent blocks of St. Joseph grow on extremely steep granite slopes. Whites are whole cluster pressed, fermented in concrete, mostly aged in steel without malolactic with remaining in oak. The reds are partial stem inclusion and are fermented in steel and then racked to barrel or tank where they age for about a year. (from The Source Imports)