Domaine des Louis • Crozes-Hermitage • Top Quality Organic Wine – Collectivino

Quintessance-R White Crozes-Hermitage

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This is an exceptional white Crozes-Hermitage with real wow-factor. A Collectivino exclusive, we're proud and excited to introduce this small-batch wine, listed in a dozen or so Michelin-Starred restaurants in France, to the UK. We have a small allocation of this rare and coveted wine, of which only 980 bottles are produced each year.

Tasting Notes

Partial barrel-fermentation, as well as ten months barrel ageing, gives this wine complexity which shines through in a nut-buttery nose, with a delightful splattering of vanilla, yellow apple and soft lemon. The delicate ripe lemon aromas sharpen into a lemongrass and fresh apple palate. On the long and smooth finish, this wine summarises its ideal balance between freshness and almond butter creaminess.

Food pairing

Pairs fantastically with intense grilled fish such as herring, and informal crispy potatoes.

About the vineyard & winemaker

The seventh generation on this land, Julien named the vineyard after his two great-grandfathers, both called Louis, who cultivated the vines in the early 1900s.

In 2016 Julien assumed his grandfather’s five and a half acre plot of apricot trees. The twenty-three year old quickly got to work cultivating his small plots of vines. His ethos of “taking care of their land, as my grandfather and father did, by working it in a reasoned way, to pass it serenely on to future generations...” is reflected in the quality of his first cuvées and that quality has already created a financially stable business (very impressive considering vines take five years before producing their first vintage!).

Having learnt the trade in Sur La Roche, and applied it in Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Julien is a one man army, single-handedly pruning in spring and harvesting with a hired, high-end machine able to sort through and clean the grapes.

The final stretch of our dusty drive through Crozes-Hermitage to the vineyard was lined with fruit trees and wild ground cover, fantastic for bio-diversity, at the end of which we met Julien unloading a truck of this year’s bottles.

In his own words

"My two great-grandfathers cultivated the vines in the early 1900s... Both were called "Louis". Today, it is by thinking of them of course that I cultivate my small plots of vines. By taking care of their land, as my grandfather and father did, by working it in a reasoned way, to pass it serenely on to future generations... All this family love, built around the land and vineyards, you will hopefully find it in my first cuvées of Crozes-Hermitage..."

Sustainability rating: 1* (Up & Coming)

Julien’s approach to sustainably viticulture is a pragmatic one, in the summer’s heat of Crozes-Hermitage, Julien has found organic viticulture helps maintain more acid in the grapes which translates to beautiful freshness in the glass. He turns the soil twice a year and will complete conversion to organic certification by 2024. Finding few organic challenges in the naturally disease resistant hot and windy appellation, he credits his grandfather's apricot trees for keeping the soil healthy and fertilised.

The full low-down:

Vineyard: Domaine des Louis
Winemaker: Julien Dreveton
Bottle name: Quintessance-R 
Appellation: Crozes-Hermitage AOP
Colour: White
Vintage: 2021
Grapes: Roussanne
Vinification: Stainless Steel  & Concrete Tanks
Ageing: Concrete Tanks
ABV: 13%
Certifications: Organic 
Closure: Plastic Cork
Service: 10-12°C
Lay-down potential: 3-5 years
Annual production: 980 bottles
Awards & Accolade: Listed in Michelin Starred restaurants in France
Other Info: Non-certified vegan (no animal products used in production)

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We search each region to find exceptional small-batch wines from independent producers, including some of the best organic, biodynamic and vegan wines around. As selected by sommeliers at Michelin-starred restaurants, and now available for you to enjoy at home too.

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We seek out winemakers who are as passionate about the environment as they are about wine quality. They go further to not only minimise impact but improve local biodiversity, and we pay them fairly for their work. These delicious wines won't leave a hangover for the planet.

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Paying a small premium unlocks exceptional quality as more of the money goes into the wine vs. the taxes. We aim to bring you oustanding wines for the price you pay, for every ocassion. We don't think you'll be able to find many wines this good at a better price elsewhere.

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“I was amazed when the wine arrived so quickly. It was beautifully packed in sustainable packaging and tasted wonderful. I will definitely be ordering again!”

Lucy J
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