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Crozes-Hermitage Rouge

Crozes Hermitage
Crozes-Hermitage is the largest of the appellations of the Northern Rhône, comprising just over 2,500 acres planted to Syrah for red wine and Marsanne and Roussanne for white. The vineyards are largely on the plain, producing reasonably priced and straightforward wines, but there are also some superb hillside vineyards, which provide concentrated, long-lived wines. In general, the red wines have prototypical Syrah flavors, spicy and persistent, with vigor and intensity of flavor in an appealingly rustic style. Guigal produced a red Crozes-Hermitage for the first time in the 1999 vintage, supplementing their holdings with fruit grown exclusively on low-yielding hillside vineyards.  This entry to Northern Rhone reds and Syrah from Guigal is a serious wine that delivers quality and pleasure far above its price.
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