Christophe Curtat Crozes-Hermitage 'Fees des Champs' 2019, Rhône, France
Domaine Christophe Curtat
Dry red wine, 75cl. Medium bodied 100% Syrah from Rhône, France. 13.5% ABV. Organic & Vegan
The 'Fees de Champs' is an outstanding example of Crozes-Hermitage from organic winemaker Christophe Curtat. Hand harvested and using natural yeasts the wine displays lovely black fruits and violets on the nose, with soft and supple tannins in the mouth.
Producer Profile Domaine Christophe Curtat
Since 2004, Christophe Curtat has slowly built up Domaine near Arras to comprise 3 hectares of prime St Joseph Vineyards. The vines are located on southeast facing granite slopes, range from 12 to 50 years of age and include both white (1/3) and red (2/3). Christophe learned his trade working from two of the region’s masters: Yves Cuilleron and Francois Villard. His winemaking philosophy is based on respecting the typicity of the terroir and the life in and around the vineyard. Planting densities are reasonably high at up to 8000 vines per hectare and yields are restricted to produce top quality fruit. The winemaking techniques combine modern approaches to capture the freshness of the fruit and traditional handling techniques that add richness and complexity to the wines. These are wines of exceptional quality, made with the minutest attention to detail.