Michelas-St-Jemms Crozes Signature 2019
A fresh fruit-driven and spicy Northern Rhone red made from 100% Syrah (Shiraz), with dense, elegant tannins – perfect for a winter meal.
What we say
This unoaked wine succeeds in marrying the traditional peppery spiciness of the Syrah grape with softer, rounder, dark berry fruit flavours very much the house style of this producer. This wine would go perfectly with lamb and thyme, grilled steak or aged cheeses.
What they say
Ruby in colour, with raspberry and spices on the nose. A very aromantic wine, with robust red berry flavours. Serve between 16 and 18°.
How you say it
Meesh-elas San Jemm Crows Herm-it-arge Sig-nat-ure
About the producer Domaine Michelas St Jemms
Simple and authentic values are at the heart of our domaine. By handing over their vineyards to the latest generation, our parents have also passed on their love of the land and their respect of the terroir. Every day, our work is guided by the idea that when it comes to nature, we will reap what we sow. It is for this reason that we will always use methods that respect the flora and fauna of our land.
Critics & Awards
Concours General Agricole Paris: Bronze (Millesime/ Vintage 2012)| 89 au Wine Advocate|3*John Livingstone-Learmonth, Drink Rhon | Wine advocate (vintage/millésime 2017) : 90| Jeb Dunnuck (vintage/millésime 2017) : 89-91 « The saturated purple-colored 2017 Crozes Hermitage Signature (brought up all in concrete) offers a slightly lifted bouquet of plums, blueberries, ground pepper, and gravelly minerality. It’s rich, medium to full-bodied, beautifully concentrated, and has a great finish, all pointing to this becoming a charming, outstanding wine » Jeb Dunnuck Jancis Robinson – “Tasted blind. Plummy fruit on the nose with decent concentration and a simple, balanced palate. The fruit ripeness makes up for the lack of complexity, which might emerge with time.” Robert Parker – « Bottled just 11 days prior to my visit, the 2017 Crozes Hermitage la Chasseliere comes from 40-year-old vines grown in the sectors of Pont de l’Isere and Mercurol. It spent 12 months in used barrels and an oak cuve and offers next-level intensity compared to the other Crozes- Hermitage’s at this address. Rich, tannic blackberries cascade over the full-bodied palate, adding hints of dark chocolate and espresso on the chewy finish »