Domaine des Entrefaux
Crozes-Hermitage Blanc, 2018

Although the Tardy family have been growing grapes for 5 generations, they only began to estate-bottle their Crozes-Hermitage in 1979. The Domaine was created in 1979 by Charles Tardy. He was joined in the 1990’s by his son François, who is now accompanied by his wife Anne.

They farm 22 hectares of Syrah on the pebbly limestone terrace of Les Chassis, known for producing the finest Crozes-Hermitage reds and a further 6 hectares of white varieties, mainly Marsanne with a little Roussanne.

Grape

90% Marsanne

10% Roussanne

Vineyard & Vinification Note

Located in Beaumont-Monteux, Chanos-Curson and Mercurol

Surface area: 2.7 ha
Soil: Clay and limestone, tilled soil and grass

The vines are cultivated without weed killer, chemical fertilizers or synthetic products

Pruning Cordon de royat
Age of vines: 15 to 25 years
Manual harvesting
Average yield 30 hl / ha

Vinification:

Pneumatic pressing
95% in stainless steel and concrete tanks, 5% in barrels
Temperature control around 15 °

Ageing on lees with malolactic

Tasting Note

Deep colour,  golden hue with green and silver shimmer. The subtle nose offers an elegant expression where the  fruit is accompanied by delicate notes of spicy nature, floral and smokey: marzipan and muscat grapes, cardamom and fennel, hawthorn and hot sand. The generous mouth combines density and delicacy with the support of a saline minerality.

Food Pairing

Appetizers, grilled fish, ravioli and Roman pogne  (brioche scented with orange blossom extract)