Domaine Laurent Habrard, Crozes-Hermitage
Last year, we were thrilled to introduce the wine of Laurent Habrard to our selection. “Un Vigneron Heureux” (a happy winemaker), as declared on his wine labels, here is a man who is 100% committed to his life and work in the vines of the northern Rhône. The Habrard family has been cultivating vines in Crozes-Hermitage for 5 generations. Laurent owns 14 hectares here, split between two distinct zones: 1/3 in the south of the appellation, in the commune of Pont de l’Isère; 2/3 to the north, in the communes of Gervans and Erôme. A large number of his Syrah vines are between 40 and 60 years old, all of which are cultivated organically. Working the vines and wines as gently as possible is in Laurent’s DNA: the results are a transparent expression of Crozes-Hermitage Syrah.