CROZES HERMITAGE

2020 Vie Magne Domaine Rémi Niero

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Grapes Syrah
Colour Red
Origin France, Rhône
District Northern Rhône
Village Crozes Hermitage
ABV 13%

Remi Niero moves a little further afield and presents a very drinkable and delicious Crozes Hermitage, from a 1 hectare block planted 15 years ago, with 12 months in oak. Classic Crozes with a super expressive nose of blueberry, red cherry & black cherry notes too, nice weight here, not at all heavy and a gourmand style, fresh but elegant too. L&S (May 2022)

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The first vintage of this wine, the 2020 Crozes Hermitage Vie Magne comes from the rolled stones and red clays around the commune of Beaumont. It's nicely plump and rounded, with restrained peppercorn notes and plenty of ripe cherries, ample weight on the palate and a gentle dusting of soft tannins on the finish. It should provide fun drinking over the next few years.Joe Czerwinski, www.robertparker.com (May 2022)

Domaine Rémi Niero

The smart and charming Rémi started to work alongside his father in 2004 and today is in charge of the domaine along with his wife Krystel. They are the 3rd generation of winemakers and continue the tradition of the estate's refined and pure wines from Viognier and Syrah working from their cellars in Condrieu. The domaine has recently fully converted to organic farming, the wines much like the estate are pristine and pure.

This is one of the original domaines of the Condrieu appellation, and centred on the oldest vineyard, above Condrieu itself and with a decent holding in the Coteau du Chéry, which, with the Coteau du Vernon, is considered one of the best sites.

The domaine existed 45 years ago when the whole appellation was just 8 hectares of vines (it's now 160 hectares), under the name Pinchon. Rémi's father Robert married the Pinchon daughter, so now, having been Domaine Niero-Pinchon for a bit, it has been shortened to simply Niero when Rémi took over.

The Condrieus come from just over 4 hectares of vines, all in the commune of Condrieu itself, in the parcels Coteau de Chéry, La Roncharde, Côte Chatillon, La Caille, Vergelas and Corbéry. The Condrieus are aged in tank (60%) and barrel (40%) for a year.

The Côte-Rôties come from two sites, La Viallière and Le Coteau de Bassenon, from the southern end of the appellation, a total of nearly 2 hectares. They are aged for 16 months in barrel, with 20% new wood.

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