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Jean Esprit Le Zouave Crozes-Hermitage 2019
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    Jean Esprit




    France / Rhone Valley / Northern Rhône / Crozes-Hermitage

            Wine style       

    Northern Rhône Crozes-Hermitage



    Jean Esprit Le Zouave Crozes-Hermitage 2019

    • The nose is fruity, elegant, aromatic and offers a beautiful ripe fruit. It reveals notes of griotte cherry, crushed violet plum, small notes of blueberry associated with touches of toasted, tonka bean, cherry steam, strawberry, hints of nutmeg, black olive as well as fine hints of crushed hazelnut and a discreet hint of liquorice. The palate is fruity, elegant, precise and offers finesse, a fine grain, tension, energy, an aerial side, a quite ripe fruit, delicacy as well as a fine concentration. On the palate this wine expresses notes of griotte, black plum, small notes of cornflower associated with touches of wild blueberry, tonka bean,  mild tobacco as well as hints of crushed almond, vanilla and hazelnut. Tannins are elegant, fine, precise and fresh. Good length. There is a hint of dark chocolate/cocoa and a very discreet hint of coffee in the persistence.


      Fermentation 60% destemmed / cold soak for 6 days / temperature controlled fermentation around 20 days with punchdowns and remontage / light pressing at dryness and gravity fed into barrels
      Malolactic spontaneous malolactic fermentation
      Maturation 12 months in both demi-muids and 500L barrels 40% of which is new / an additional 6 months in demi-muids / bottled unfiltered
      Sulfur 45mg total after malolactic fermentation
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