"The best vintage of this century, better than the stellar 2010. The 2015 Crozes-Hermitage DomaineDeThalabert is a magnificent, deep, multi-faceted and incredibly satisfying Croze. Blackcurrant, olive tapenade, truffle and earthy notes pour from this full-bodied, gorgeously textured and flawless 2015. With fine tannin and no hard edges, it can be drunk today or cellared for 15-20 years."
"Grapes should be the fruit of nature, not synthetic chemistry." That's the belief of Caroline Fre, who has been leading her vineyards toward biodynamics for the past decade, including organic certification in 2016, an approach that involves a deep understanding of nature and vineyards and connects them harmoniously to the global environment. The vineyards at Hermitage and Crozes Hermitage have been fully certified as biodynamic since 2017. 100% hand harvested in small crates. The maceration period lasts about 4 weeks with gentle extractions. Aged in oak barrels (20% new) for 12 months.
The vines are made of small, round, limestone pebbles that store heat during the day and release it at night, ensuring optimal and regular ripeness.