This cuvée of Crozes, crafted by northern Rhône expert Louis Barruol and blended by Kermit for your enjoyment, is sourced from the appellation’s rare hillsides, and it tastes like it. The exposure allows for good ripening, giving those classic aromas of black fruit along with roasted spices and game. The soil (granite, rather than the less desirable clay found in the flatlands) provides a serious backbone chew on that tannin! A Crozes like this could certainly pass for good Hermitage, with one distinction: it is ready to drink today. No need to wait—fire up the grill and pull that cork!
Anything with bacon, stews, grilled lamb, braised foods