Crozes-Hermitage Blanc Cuvée Gaby, Domaine Colombier 2020


75cl ALC 13%

A delicate nose initially which is ripe and broadly soft, citrus and mineral. The palate is rich with good texture. Ripe and soft with pockets of acidity, a hint of clove and long gentle nutty notes.

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France, Rhône Valley, Northern Rhône, Crozes-Hermitage

Still White

100% Marsanne

Dry and full

Drink or Keep


Chicken, Grilled



Domaine du Colombier

Florent Viale is a tall, willowy man with a passion for his wines. He took over the family domaine in 1991 from his father (Gaby). Prior to Florent’s arrival the wine was sold to négociants, but he has now reinvented the estate and it is one of the most prominent in Crozes and Hermitage. He now has 18 ha of vines (in Crozes and Hermitage) and 16 of apricot trees. All the vines are around the domaine and the village of Mercurol. They have just 1.6 ha of red vines on the hill of Hermitage in the sought after Beaume, les Dionnières and Croix du Torras areas, plus 0.24 ha of white Hermitage.

Lutte raisonnée is practiced in the vineyards, as stricter organic or biodynamic approval is almost impossible due to the fragmented nature of the vineyards. His methods are traditional with all wines spending 2-3 years in 600 litre demi-muids, and the wines are bottled without filtration or fining to retain maximum character and complexity. Axel, Florent’s son, usually found hands-on in the vineyard with his father is currently taking a sabbatical in Peru. They make intense and powerful wines that have good structure and age well

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Vintage guide

The 2022 vintage looks to be excellent for the North and South of the region which both excelled in the hot conditions this year. The 2021 vintage has seen some good results particularly in the North where attractive, aromatic, elegant wines have been made. The wines from the 2020 vintage look to be a little fresher and more approachable in their youth than those of 2019 which is a high-quality vintage with yields on a par with 2018. Another good result along the valley in 2018, though the South had more disease problems to contend with, as mildew affected the thinner-skinned Grenache more than other varieties. Quality was high but the yields were down. An early harvest produced some intense wines in 2017 for both the North and the South of the region, though uneven flowering in both reduced yields considerably. 2016 in both Northern and Southern Rhône has produced excellent results, and the South has it by a whisker this year, the opposite of 2015. 2015 is terrific, particularly for the North’s Syrah, no problems and decent yields too. An ideal growing season, that was even hotter than 2003 in the daytime but with cooler nights and just enough rainfall to prevent problems in the vineyards. Both whites and reds are excellent. 2014 is not an easy vintage to generalise about but whites are super, reds are very pure with lovely aromatics, and, in the South, as in 2013, Syrah and Mourvèdre have done better than Grenache. In common with most of Europe, 2013 started late but a dry second half of the season resulted in some excellent wines particularly Syrah from the North.

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