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.
Vineyard & Vinification Note
Located in Beaumont-Monteux, Chanos-Curson, and Mercurol Pont de l’Isère
The vines are cultivated without weed killer, chemical fertilizers or synthetic products
Surface area of 16 ha
Soil: Diluvium stony alpine, ploughed soil; and clay-limestone soil tilled and grassed
Pruning: Cordon De Royat
Age of vines: 5 to 50 years
Yield 29 hl / ha
Fermentation with indigenous yeasts
Fermentation for 2 to 3 weeks in concrete vats
Ageing: After malolactic, the wines are aged in vats 10% and 90% in barrels and oak vats during 1 year
Very deep garnet colour with black, tan and purple tints. The nose opens early on a mineral touch and offers a delicious fruit expression, accompanied by floral and spicy notes: warm sand, violet, fruit and alcohol confit, four spices. The mouth is warm and round and has a soft texture with silky tannins. Vegan.
Wine Advocate Tasting Note
Entrefaux’s 2017 Crozes Hermitage smells like sun-warmed stones and herb-laced black olives. It’s medium to full-bodied, with a velvety mouthfeel and long finish that picks up notes that resemble cola and dried spices. It should drink well for 4-5 years. 90 Points, Joe Czerwinski, December 2018
Can be enjoyed throughout a meal. Great with a beef stew, cassoulet, morrocan tagine and coq au vin.