It’s inevitable that very large appellations have some quarters that are more favourable than others. So it is with Crozes-Hermitage.
Most of the land consists of a succession of deep alluvial terraces, and these soils can produce concentrated, expressive Syrahs. But there’s a chunk of granite at its northly apex – the historic heart of the appellation – that delivers wines of unusual finesse.
This is where Laurent Habrard is located, in the village of Gervans.
Scroll down to see tasting notes and scores for five Domaine Laurent Habrard wines
He’s the fifth generation to work the estate, having taken over the reins in 1998.