submitted by Yvan Duvant
Hermitage and Crozes
Hermitage are two different wine appellations
(wine grades) in Cotes du Rhone although they come
from the same area. They are located around the city
of Tain l'Hermitage.
is the most famous one and is considered as one of
the best Rhone wines.
has a long history tracing back from the 10th century
while Crozes Hermitage is only 70 years old.
wine from Crozes Hermitage is lighter while Hermitage
is flavorful. Actually the same applies to white
main difference comes the soil. Hermitage has a granite
soil while Crozes has more clay and sand. Hermitage
vineyards are located at the top of hill, gaining
full exposure from the sun. Crozes Hermitage vineyards
are just below.
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