Domaine des Hauts Châssis Crozes-Hermitage

Region
France - Rhône
Winemaker
Franck Faugier
Size
17 hectare
Established
2003
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Franck Faugier took over the family estate in 2003. Situated in the heart of the Les Hauts Châssis village in the south of the Crozes-Hermitage appellation, the majority of the property is planted in Syrah with 70% of the vines averaging 20 years and the remaining 30% over 50 years old. He has one hectare of Viognier being developed and another 1.5 hectare in the Saint-Joseph appellation for future production.

The terroir is composed of alpine glacial alluvion with a sub-soil (30-40cm) of sand and clay. The large pebbles on the surface collect the heat during the day and transfer the heat to the vines during the night.  The grapes are harvested by hand and with no intervention of chemical products, but uses copper treatments very sparingly to facilitate the micro-organisms in the soil. The winery is modern (stainless steel tanks) but respect for tradition permeates the winemaking process. They employ tillage, pest management, green harvesting, manual stripping, handpicking, égrappages, pigeages during vinification and aging under control to offer you all the pleasure and complexity of Syrah.

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Esquisse, Crozes-Hermitage, Domaine des Hauts Châssis

Esquisse Crozes-Hermitage

Origin: Crozes-Hermitage, Rhône, France

Soils of Alphine dilvium composed of large pebble stones with presence of coarse sands and red clay.

Grape Variety
Syrah/Shiraz 100%
Alcohol by Volume
13.0% ABV
Wine Style
Red Wines
Closure
Cork

Winemaker's Notes

Deep purple and violet colour with black and garnet-red reflections. Spicy on the nose and light redcurrant: black violet, black fruits, prunes and blackcurrant. Full supple and fruity mouth, supported by silky tannins.

Available Vintages & Format

SKUDescriptionFormatVintageAvailabilityTrade PriceStock (Cases)
B0805040CROZES Hermitage Esquisse 16Bottle (75cl)2016 Trade only--

This is not a formal quotation. Prices shown are per bottle (size as indicated) DPD excluding VAT. All wines are sold subject to our Terms and Conditions of Sale.
Stock reported in cases of 12 bottles, 24 halves, 6 magnums (all 9L). Oversize bottles in single units.

Les Châssis, Crozes-Hermitage, Domaine des Hauts Châssis

Les Châssis Crozes-Hermitage

Origin: Crozes-Hermitage, Rhône, France

Soils of Alphine dilvium composed of large pebble stones with presence of coarse sands and red clay.

Vinification

3-4 day cold pre-fermentation maceration (6deg-C), alcoholic fementation at 30-32 degC with daily pumping over and crushing. 12- to 20-day hot maceration (30degC) then hot-running off in demi-muid of 600 litres (from new to 2 years use) for malolactic fermentation. Then 12 months maturing in demi-muid before bottling the following autumn.

Grape Variety
Syrah/Shiraz 100%
Alcohol by Volume
13.0% ABV
Wine Style
Red Wines
Closure
Cork

Winemaker's Notes

Crimson purple colour with mauve reflections. Elegant, crystallized and spicy on the nose: violet, mocha coffee and Havana, cocoa and nutmeg, black cherry, blackcurrant, black cherry and blackberry. Bright firm and cordial mouth, civilized by tannins made round and silky by the maturing.

Available Vintages & Format

SKUDescriptionFormatVintageAvailabilityTrade PriceStock (Cases)
B0803051CROZES Hermitage Chassis 15Bottle (75cl)2015 Trade only--
B0803052CROZES Hermitage Chassis 17Bottle (75cl)2017 Trade only--
B0803136CROZES Hermitage Chassis mag06Magnum (150cl)2006 Trade only--
B0807040CROZES Hermitage Chassis mag15Magnum (150cl)2015 Trade only--

This is not a formal quotation. Prices shown are per bottle (size as indicated) DPD excluding VAT. All wines are sold subject to our Terms and Conditions of Sale.
Stock reported in cases of 12 bottles, 24 halves, 6 magnums (all 9L). Oversize bottles in single units.

Les Galets, Crozes-Hermitage, Domaine des Hauts Châssis

Les Galets Crozes-Hermitage

Origin: Crozes-Hermitage, Rhône, France

Soils of Alphine dilvium composed of large pebble stones with presence of coarse sands and red clay.

Vinification

3-4 day cold pre-fermentation maceration (6deg-C), alcoholic fementation at 30-32 degC with daily pumping over and crushing. 12 to 20-day hot maceration (30degC) then hot-running off in demi-muid of 600 litres (from new to 2 years use) for malolactic fermentation. Then 12 months maturing in demi-muid before bottling the following autumn.

Grape Variety
Syrah/Shiraz 100%
Alcohol by Volume
13.0% ABV
Wine Style
Red Wines
Closure
Cork

Winemaker's Notes

Deep crimson purple and violet colour; expressive nose, spicy, fruity and crystallised. Vanilla and Havana, cocoa, black cherry, Morello cherry and blackcurrant. Full on the mouth, cordial, fruity; well-balanced with fine and tonic tannins conferring a beautiful length.

Available Vintages & Format

SKUDescriptionFormatVintageAvailabilityTrade PriceStock (Cases)
B0807037CROZES Hermitage Galets mag 06Magnum (150cl)2006 Trade only--
B0807039CROZES Hermitage Galets mag 14Magnum (150cl)2014 Trade only--
B0808041CROZES Hermitage Galets 15Bottle (75cl)2015 Trade only--

This is not a formal quotation. Prices shown are per bottle (size as indicated) DPD excluding VAT. All wines are sold subject to our Terms and Conditions of Sale.
Stock reported in cases of 12 bottles, 24 halves, 6 magnums (all 9L). Oversize bottles in single units.

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