100% from vines located hillsides. Significant proportion of non destemmed grapes.
The vintage

Northern Rhone Valley is the localisation which succeeded best in 2013. Syrah wines are colored, juicy, with a bright fruit that harmoniously marries with hints of liquorice, black currant liqueur...
Some cuvées offer a remarkable concentration, especially in the grands terroirs, where the old vine was able to fully play its role of regulation. These cuvées have the dimension of a great vintage… the yields, very low, are one of the major keys to this success.


Larnage, Battis, Gervans.

Type of soil

Decomposed granite.


12 months in new barrels. Allier et Tronçais. Then 6 months in foudre.


75% non destemmed.


Decant an hour before tasting.


Fresh on the palate, vibrant, full of liquorice. Deserves cellaring…

Alcohol content



Without fining and filtration.


Syrah : 100 %

Dark purplish crimson. Savoury nose with just a hint of something green. Dry finish. Relatively light and certainly appetising and fine-boned. Correct and a bit austere at the moment. The peppery scent is the best thing about this wine for now. Relatively light bodied.

Jancis Robinson , 16/20 , 2014-10-06

Réussite magistrale du complexe millésime 2013.

Guide Bettane et Desseauve des vins de France 2016 , 16,5/20 , 2015-08-20

Solide avec un fruit croquant et très septentrional, le croze-hermitage 2013 a trois ou quatre ans devant lui pour s'épanouir pleinement.

Les Meilleurs Vins de France 2016 - Guide de la Revue des Vins de France , 14/20 , 2015-08-01

Made from fruit grown in the prime granitic northern sector of the appellation, in Gervans and Larnage): Brilliant ruby. Complex aromas of ripe red and dark berry liqueur and pungent flowers carry an exotic, spicy topnote. Shows excellent clarity and energy to the juicy, concentrated blackberry and violet pastille flavors, and a peppery element builds in the glass. Closes sweet, energetic and very long, with velvety tannins sneaking in late.

Josh Raynolds
Vinous , 92/100 , 2016-02-01