Crozes-Hermitage, Mis en Bouche

Crozes-Hermitage, Mis en Bouche

Appellation: Crozes-Hermitage
Varietal: Syrah
Vineyards: parcels in Pont-de-l’Isère, La Roche-de-Glun, Mercurol
Orientation: Multiple parcels with various exposures
Average age of vines: 20 - 25 years
Principal soil type: Alluvial stones over red clay base

This wine is culled primarily, but not exclusively, from a selection of younger vine parcels. While there is no static formula in the creation of each of Darnaud’s separate bottlings from year to year, the goal for Mise en Bouche is to craft a fruit driven, bistro friendly wine, which can be enjoyed soon after its release. 

Although the character of each vintages changes, the emphasis for this cuvée is toward vibrant, dark fruit with an expressive aromatic profile. Consistent are the trademark aromas of black fruits, olive tapenade and violets.

Mise en Bouche fact sheet (PDF)



Montagne de Reims Emmanuel Brochet Côte des Bars Domaine Marie Courtin Valleé de la Marne Flavien Nowack
Côtes du Marmandais Élian Da Ros
Terrasses du Larzac Domaine du Pas de L’Escalette Saint Chinian Domaine Rimbert
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