2021 Cave de Tain Nobles Rives Crozes Hermitage Blanc

18.45 15.25
Type of Wine White
Country France
Region Côtes du Rhone
Appellation Crozes-Hermitage
Winery Cave de Tain
Year 2021
Grape Marsanne
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (13.5%)
Drink window 2023 - 2026
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The generosity of Crozes-Hermitage is well known to lovers of the Rhône cru wines based on the noble Syrah grape. The Crozes-Hermitage is located in the Northern Rhône appellation which offers the greatest wealth of expression. In terms of surface area and number of winemakers, it is the primary vineyard area of Cave de Tain (16 times larger than the Hermitage vineyard), where we encounter two types of soils: granite and galets (small surface stones) in infinite combinations:
- gravelly and filtering soils of the Rhône or the Isère in the south
- mainly granite soils in a fresher climate in the north

Crozes-Hermitage extends around the hill of the Hermitage and Cave de Tain has the most beautiful vineyards there. The Crozes-Hermitage has been classified as AOC since 1937 for red and white wines. Important rules are that the alcohol percentage must be at least 10% and the yield may not exceed 45 hectoliters per hectare. The red wine must consist of at least 85% Syrah grape and a maximum of 15% Marsanne and Roussanne. The white wine must be composed of marsanne and roussanne.

The Cave de Tain Nobles Rives Crozes-Hermitage Blanc has a fresh light straw yellow color with emerald green hues in the glass. The scent is rich and complex with citrus fruits, tropical fruits (mango and pineapple), aniseed and some almond bitters. Well balanced. With crisp citrus acids, as if you were biting into a fresh, crisp grape. Nice length. Time to drink! With its fresh acidity, this white French wine works as a delicious apetizer. Feel free to drink it with food: cooked fish with a light creamy sauce and some lemon, or white meat, also with a squeeze of lemon (for example Wiener Schitzel or chicken). But also delicious with meal salads.


Without a doubt the top in the Hermitage and the Crozes Hermitage. In the Cave de Tain, approximately 370 farmers are united in a company with a vision, a passion for quality and a feeling for the market. In the northern Rhône, they are leading with a share of more than 50% of production. The vineyards are located on the right bank, St. Joseph, Cornas and St. Peray, as well as on the left bank, Crozes Hermitage and Hermitage, of the Rhône and are located a maximum of 20 kilometers from the Cave. For many international winemakers, the wines produced here are the reference for their Syrah production. The crown jewels of the company are its own vineyards on the Hermitage mountain. The steeply terraced vineyards with a granite soil bring out the best in the Syrah grape. International ratings between 90 and 100 points are “normal” for these wines. Cave de Tain owns no less than 25% of this unique piece of wine-growing area. Read more in the Tab: Winery

Vineyard for 2021 Cave de Tain Nobles Rives Crozes Hermitage Blanc

Op de linkeroever van de Rhône, tussen Lyon en Valence, domineert de Hermitage-heuvel de appellatie Crozes-Hermitage. Van noord naar zuid spreiden de wijngaarden van Saint-Joseph, Cornas en Saint-Péray zich uit op terrassen, op de rechteroever.
Op hun vijf cru-wijngaarden, zoals in Collines Rhodaniennes, bieden de wijnbouwers van de Cave de Tain l'Hermitage een ongeëvenaarde verscheidenheid aan aanplantingen in de wijngaard, met toegang tot alle terroirs.

In de Cave de Tain zijn circa  370 boeren verenigd in een bedrijf met visie, passie voor kwaliteit en gevoel voor de markt. In de noordelijke Rhône zijn zij met een aandeel van ruim 50% van de productie toonaangevend. De wijngaarden zijn zowel op de rechter oever, St.-Joseph, Cornas en St.-Peray, als op de linker oever, Crozes Hermitage en Hermitage, van de Rhône gelegen en bevinden zich maximaal 20 kilometer van de Cave. Voor veel internationale wijnmakers zijn de wijnen die hier geproduceerd worden dé referentie voor hun Syrah productie. De kroonjuwelen van het bedrijf zijn de eigen wijngaarden op de Hermitage berg. De steile terrasvormig aangelegde wijngaarden met een bodem van graniet halen het beste boven uit de Syrah druif. Internationale beoordelingen tussen de 90 en 100 punten zijn voor deze wijnen “normaal”. Cave de Tain bezit van dit unieke stukje wijnbouwgebied maar liefst 25%.

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Type of Wine White
Country France
Region Côtes du Rhone
Appellation Crozes-Hermitage
Winery Cave de Tain
Grape Marsanne
Biological certified No
Vegan No
Year 2021
Drinking as of 2023
Drinking till 2026
Alcohol % 13.5
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
Tasting Profiles Floral, Dry, Powerful, Spicy, Round, Full, White fruit
Drink moments Barbecue, Cadeau!, Met vrienden, Open haard, Romantisch, Summer party, Terras
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