Crozes-Hermitage "Les Varonniers"
2014
2013
2012
2011
2009

Unlike Burgundy and Bordeaux, the Rhône does not have an official cru (vineyard) classification system. There are, however, lieux-dits, “named places” or place names that denote vineyard sites and plots within each appellation. Chapoutier owns some of the most famous plots in the Rhône, including 34 hectares within the tiny Hermitage appellation. This collection of highly sought after wines is coined "Selections Parcellaires". These exceptional wines are created organically and biodinamically and are imported to the United States once per year.

The small 2.55 hectare block of Syrah planted here on the west-facing, mistral-stripped side of Hermitage Hill, could well be one of the sweetest anomalies in the wine world. Its soil types, much more like Hermitage than the more rolling and often flat plantings of the broad swath of the surrounding Crozes, give it a distinction much like that of Hermitage. This plot, known as Varognes, historically and officially recognized as a "lieu-dit," is blended with wine from old Syrah vines in the Les Meysonniers site in southern Crozes-Hermitage. Only 500 cases are produced annually of this cuvée, Les Varonniers, whose name results from the contraction of the two vineyard sites from which its grapes originate.

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Wine Notes
Color
Deep garnet red
Aroma
Very ripe red fruit and black currant dominate, followed by raspberry, then licorice.
Taste
Ample and solid, vanilla and jam at the finish.
Product Information
Vintage: 
2014
Type:
Red
Grape Variety Used: 
100% 
Syrah
Appellation: 
Crozes Hermitage
Alcohol: 
13.00%
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
Hand harvested. Vinification in small, closed concrete vats. Fermentation is very long and lasts about five weeks.
Length/Type of Aging: 
100% of the wine is matured in oak casks for 14 to 18 months.
Bottled Date: 
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Release Date:
Thursday, November 17, 2016
Cases Produced: 
500
Packaging Available:
  • 6
     - 
    750 ML
Imported From: 
France
Unlike Burgundy and Bordeaux, the Rhône does not have an official cru (vineyard) classification system. There are, however, lieux-dits, “named places” or place names that denote vineyard sites and plots within each appellation. Chapoutier owns some of the most famous plots in the Rhône, including 34 hectares within the tiny Hermitage appellation. This collection of highly sought after wines is coined "Selections Parcellaires". These exceptional wines are created organically and biodinamically and are imported to the United States once per year. 
 
The small 2.55 hectare block of Syrah planted here on the west-facing, mistral-stripped side of Hermitage Hill, could well be one of the sweetest anomalies in the wine world. Its soil types, much more like Hermitage than the more rolling and often flat plantings of the broad swath of the surrounding Crozes, give it a distinction much like that of Hermitage. This plot, known as Varognes, historically and officially recognized as a "lieu-dit," is blended with wine from old Syrah vines in the Les Meysonniers site in southern Crozes-Hermitage. Only 500 cases are produced annually of this cuvée, Les Varonniers, whose name results from the contraction of the two vineyard sites from which its grapes originate.

View Label/Bottle

Wine Notes
Color
Deep garnet red
Aroma
Very ripe red fruit and black currant dominate, followed by raspberry, then licorice.
Taste
Ample and solid, vanilla and jam at the finish.
Product Information
Vintage: 
2013
Type:
Red
Grape Variety Used: 
100% 
Syrah
Appellation: 
Crozes Hermitage
Alcohol: 
13.00%
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
Hand harvested. Vinification in small, closed concrete vats. Fermentation is very long and lasts about five weeks.
Length/Type of Aging: 
100% of the wine is matured in oak casks for 14 to 18 months.
Bottled Date: 
Monday, September 1, 2014
Release Date:
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Cases Produced: 
500
Packaging Available:
  • 6
     - 
    750 ML
Imported From: 
France
Unlike Burgundy and Bordeaux, the Rhône does not have an official cru (vineyard) classification system. There are, however, lieux-dits, “named places” or place names that denote vineyard sites and plots within each appellation. Chapoutier owns some of the most famous plots in the Rhône, including 34 hectares within the tiny Hermitage appellation. This collection of highly sought after wines is coined "Selections Parcellaires". These exceptional wines are created organically and biodinamically and imported to the United States once per year. 
 
The small 2.55 hectare block of Syrah planted here on the west-facing, mistral-stripped side of Hermitage Hill, could well be one of the sweetest anomalies in the wine world. Its soil types, much more like Hermitage than the more rolling and often flat plantings of the broad swath of the surrounding Crozes, give it a distinction much like that of Hermitage. This plot, known as Varognes, historically and officially recognized as a "lieu-dit," is blended with wine from old Syrah vines in the Les Meysonniers site in southern Crozes-Hermitage. Only 500 cases are produced annually of this cuvée, Les Varonniers, whose name results from the contraction of the two vineyard sites from which its grapes originate.

View Label/Bottle

Wine Notes
Color
Deep garnet red
Aroma
Very ripe red fruit and blackcurrant dominate, followed by rasberry, then licorice.
Taste
Ample and solid, vanilla and jam at the finish.
Product Information
Vintage: 
2012
Type:
Red
Grape Variety Used: 
100% 
Syrah
Appellation: 
Crozes Hermitage
Alcohol: 
13.00%
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
Hand harvested. Vinification in small, closed concrete vats. Fermentation is very long and lasts about 5 weeks.
Length/Type of Aging: 
100% of this wine is matured in oak casks for 14 to 18 months.
Bottled Date: 
Monday, September 1, 2014
Release Date:
Saturday, November 1, 2014
Cases Produced: 
67
Packaging Available:
  • 6
     - 
    750 ML
Imported From: 
France
Unlike Burgundy and Bordeaux, the Rhône does not have an official cru (vineyard) classification system. There are, however, lieux-dits, “named places” or place names that denote vineyard sites and plots within each appellation. Chapoutier owns some of the most famous plots in the Rhône, including 34 hectares within the tiny Hermitage appellation. This collection of highly sought after wines is coined "Selections Parcellaires". These exceptional wines are created organically and biodinamically and imported to the United States once per year. 
 
The small 2.55 hectare block of Syrah planted here on the west-facing, mistral-stripped side of Hermitage Hill, could well be one of the sweetest anomalies in the wine world. Its soil types, much more like Hermitage than the more rolling and often flat plantings of the broad swath of the surrounding Crozes, give it a distinction much like that of Hermitage. This plot, known as Varognes, historically and officially recognized as a "lieu-dit," is blended with wine from old Syrah vines in the Les Meysonniers site in southern Crozes-Hermitage. Only 500 cases are produced annually of this cuvée, Les Varonniers, whose name results from the contraction of the two vineyard sites from which its grapes originate.

View Label/Bottle

Wine Notes
Color
Deep garnet red
Aroma
Very ripe red fruit and blackcurrant dominate, followed by rasberry, then liquorice
Taste
Ample and solid, vanilla and jam at the finish
Product Information
Vintage: 
2011
Type:
Red
Grape Variety Used: 
100% 
Syrah
Appellation: 
Crozes Hermitage
Alcohol: 
13.00%
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
Hand harvested. Vinification in small, closed concrete vats. Fermentation is very long and lasts about 5 weeks.
Length/Type of Aging: 
100% of this wine is matured in oak casks for 14 to 18 months.
Packaging Available:
  • 1
     - 
    1.5 LT
Imported From: 
France
Unlike Burgundy and Bordeaux, the Rhône does not have an official cru (vineyard) classification system. There are, however, lieux-dits, “named places” or place names that denote vineyard sites and plots within each appellation. Chapoutier owns some of the most famous plots in the Rhône, including 34 hectares within the tiny Hermitage appellation. This collection of highly sought after wines is coined "Selections Parcellaires". These exceptional wines are created organically and biodinamically and imported to the United States once per year. 
 
The small 2.55 hectare block of Syrah planted here on the west-facing, mistral-stripped side of Hermitage Hill, could well be one of the sweetest anomalies in the wine world. Its soil types, much more like Hermitage than the more rolling and often flat plantings of the broad swath of the surrounding Crozes, give it a distinction much like that of Hermitage. This plot, known as Varognes, historically and officially recognized as a "lieu-dit," is blended with wine from old Syrah vines in the Les Meysonniers site in southern Crozes-Hermitage. Only 500 cases are produced annually of this cuvée, Les Varonniers, whose name results from the contraction of the two vineyard sites from which its grapes originate.
 

View Label/Bottle

Wine Notes
Color
Deep garnet red
Aroma
Very ripe red fruit and blackcurrant dominate, followed by rasberry, then liquorice
Taste
Ample and solid, vanilla and jam at the finish
Product Information
Vintage: 
2009
Type:
Red
Appellation: 
Crozes Hermitage
Alcohol: 
13.50%
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
Hand harvested. Vinification in small, closed concrete vats. Fermentation is very long and lasts about 5 weeks.
Length/Type of Aging: 
100% of this wine is matured in oak casks for 14 to 18 months
Packaging Available:
  • 6
     - 
    750 ML
Imported From: 
France