Domaine Etienne Pochon
Along with a handful of other growers, the rather reserved Etienne Pochon has been instrumental in improving the quality and the image of Crozes-Hermitage and is producing some of the region’s finest and most elegant wines. In the late 80s, having studied as an agricultural engineer, Etienne converted the dungeons of his family’s fortified château into a winery which received its first grapes in 1988. Until that point Etienne, like his father before him, had been a co-opérateur. His best vines are situated around the château on the stony, infertile Côteaux. Etienne Pochon produces his wines with care and precision.
Deep red in colour with a concentration of ripe black fruit, liquorice and a hint of spice. Round, sweet and supple tannins on the palate with a great length.
A perfect accompaniment to meat dishes, poultry, pheasant, rabbit or even duck with potatoes and mushrooms.
Partly aged in large oak 'foudres" and partly in tank.