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Breyton Crozes-Hermitage '17

Northern Rhône

Breyton Crozes-Hermitage '17

Hermitage and Côte-Rôtie have long been known as iconic expressions of Syrah. Their reputation as world-class, albeit expensive wines has in part given the Northern Rhône a reputation as wines for special occasions.

While it is true that there aren't the great $15-$20 values like you can find in the Southern Rhône, we luckily can still find great bottles of Syrah from the Northern Rhône that we can drink on a daily basis.

Last month we introduced many of our customers to the fantastic Crozes-Hermitage of Jacques Breyton through his single vineyard wine called "Cuvée Charles." While that is a wine for aging, Breyton makes this wonderfully delicious Crozes-Hermitage for everyday drinking.

As a refresher, Jacques Breyton farms just 8 hectares of vines. He has been a leader in organic and Biodynamic viticulture for many years. He only began bottling his own wine in 2005. The majority of his wine is a blend of his different parcels, marrying the stony intensity of the granitic soils with the generous fruit of the alluvial zone, vinified in stainless steel to not obscure the terroir. He is decidedly low intervention and low tech in his tiny winery, utilizing only native yeast and natural fermentations to allow his vineyards to take center stage. 

The wines are pure and fresh, and offer a lot of complexity while never losing their "drinkability factor."

We just received the new 2017 vintage of his Crozes-Hermitage. It offers beautiful aromas of dark cherry, dark plum, olive and herb notes. Medium-bodied, with lush fruit in the mid-palate, and lingering notes of dark berries and cocoa. A beautiful expression of Syrah to pair with lamb stew or braised beef dishes.




Producer Domaine Breyton
Vintage 2017
Format 750ml
Grape Variety Syrah


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