Domaine de Thalabert
The Crozes Hermitage vineyard is the largest of all the northern Rhône Valley Appellations. It extends over 11 communes situated in the Drôme, on the left bank of the Rhône. The Domaine de Thalabert has belonged to the Maison Paul Jaboulet Aîné since 1834. It is situated on the plain, and is the oldest in the Appellation.
This estate of around 40 ha is located on a pebbly plain that is glacial in origin. These small, round pebbles store heat during the day and release it at night, providing optimum maturity.
Age of the vines:
40 to 60 years.
The grapes from the Thalabert estate are carefully sorted then meticulously vinified using traditional methods.
Traditionally aged in wood for 12 months in our ancient “VINEUM” cellar.
25 to 30 hl/ha.
Deep ruby, limpid and bright.
Intense, complex and aromatic with a blend of red berries and animal notes.
Powerful and fine; noble tannins; full, well-balanced finish.
Matching Food and Wine:
Pressed guinea fowl with young vegetables
Noisette of lamb with rosemary
Saddle of devilled lamb with young vegetables
16 to 18°.
Best enjoyed within:
From 8 to 20 years.