Domaine Alain Voge - Saint Peray - Fleurs de Crussol - 2017 - 750 ml
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WHAT THE WINEMAKERS AND CRITICS ARE SAYING
“This wine was created in 1999 by Alain Voge with the friendly assistance of the late Daniel Denis, sommelier from the Lyon area and an expert representative of Rhone Valley wines. The Crussol mountain range, which gave its name to the wine, is extremely important for the Saint-Péray AOC, because it provides limestone elements essential for making fine white wines.” Domaine Alain Voge
"The 2018 Saint-Péray Fleur de Crussol boasts layers of ripe, honeyed peach and pineapple flavors. It's full-bodied, round and fleshy, with a rich, silky, texture-laden finish underscored by hints of citrus rind. From 80-years-old Marsanne vines, it's another beauty." 93-95 points, Joe Czerwinski - Robert Parker Wine Advocate
This discrete domain of 13 hectares is well known among Syrah fans, and this has been the case for a long time, since Alain Voge was a pioneer of the Cornas appellation. He replanted several abandoned Syrah plots (for reds), bringing out the best of an old vineyard located on steep, pebbly slopes. In his capable hands, these grands crus of the northern Rhône were reborn…
The domain which, like many in the region, practices polyculture, has been established in Cornas for several generations. It was in 1958 that Alain Voge joined his father on the family smallholding and decided quickly to abandon polyculture to focus on wine. This was an audacious gamble since, despite their old age, the Cornas and Saint-Péray appellations were ‘sleeping beauties’ at the time.
Alain Voge went on to disrupt the tradition by replanting on slopes that had been abandoned for almost 30 years and developing direct bottle sales. Supported by his wife Eliane, he set out on a mission to spread the word about his wines on a regional and national level. Due to the quality of his products and this innovative approach, he quickly built up his domain’s reputation. He spent some time under Albéric Mazoyer, manager and associate of Alain Voge from 2004-2018, before progressing further and making a start in organic production. Thus, since 2013, the whole vineyard is run using biodynamic agriculture, where an artisan and entirely manual viticulture is practiced on the slopes of the Rhône’s rive droite.
Grape varieties: 100% Marsanne
Colour: White Wine
Maturing: Maturation on fine lees for 16 months.
Vinification: Organic certification for the vines and wine from the 2016 vintage and biodynamic methods used.