The Clos du Crosex Grillé is a 2.5-hectare plot in the commune of Aigle. Nestled in the foothills of the Vaud Alps, it has a complete west/southwest exposure, and sits on steep slopes of up to 35-40% which allows good natural drainage.
410 to 600 meters
deep, gravelly soil on a limestone layer of lias
Syrah, average age 30 years. Pruning: taille longue (on long vines along dry stone walls)
minimal chemical intervention
The grapes are picked by hand at peak maturity and then carefully sorted in the vineyard. After destemming, and crushing, the grapes undergo a short, cold, maceration of a few days. Fermentation temperatures are controlled at 28-29°C and fermentation lasts an average of 3 to 4 weeks. The wine is then aged in French oak (50% new) for approximately 12 months. After a light filtration, the wine is bottled.
1,000 bottles on average
Bottles (75cl), magnums (150cl)
For larger sizes please contact the Domaine at the beginning of the year.
Crimson red with purple tinges
Primary aromas of black fruits, blackberry and blueberry coulis, elderberry and currant, followed by hints of bell pepper and spice.
The initial palate is supported by a firm structure, which opens quickly with a little air, to reveal the Syrah's classic balance and elegance.
Open 10 minutes before tasting. Ideally served in Bordeaux glasses
Delicious with lean, red meat-based main courses or with steak tartare. Also, goes beautifully with green, leafy vegetables (spinach, black cabbage) as well as rustic country soups made from smoked meats and grains.