Sometimes you need to take a beefy Rhone wine by its horns (Domaine Gilles Robin, Crozes-Hermitage)

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Domaine Gilles Robin, Crozes-Hermitage, Rhône, stock photography samples, by Per Karlsson, BKWine.

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Domaine Gilles Robin is a small winery in Crozes Hermitage in the Rhone Valley in France. It is located in Mercurol, just south of Tain l’Hermitage and the Hermitage appellation. It is run by, unsurprisingly, Gilles Robin. Gilles took over the domaine in 1996 and has been making excellent wines ever since.

When Gilles took over the old family estate in 1996 it had 10 hectares of vines. Today the vineyards extend over 15 hectares with vines of an average age of 40 years (quite old vines in other words).

The majority of the production is of coursed based on the syrah grape variety, the (by far) dominant red grape in the northern Rhone valley. Domaine Gilles Robin has four different parcels of vines. Each parcel is vinified separately in the wine cellar. the resulting wines carry either the Crozes Hermitage appellation or that of Saint Joseph. Gilles makes several different cuvees of red wine. Some are aged in oak barrels in the modern underground cellar for some time. Domaine Robin also produces a small quantity of white wine (Crozes hermitage) made from marsanne and roussanne grapes.

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Rhone Crozes Hermitage Domaine Gilles Robin – stock photo samples – Images by Per Karlsson

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