As for the selections parcellaires reds, there are 337 cases of the inky/ruby/purple-tinged 2009 Crozes-Hermitage Le Grand Courtil. Aromas of graphite, smoked game, black currants and espresso roast emerge from this full-bodied, moderately tannic red. With great fruit on the attack and mid-palate, it will be even better in 3-4 years and should drink well for 25 years.
Score: 93+, Robert Parker,
Wine Advocate (198), December 2011
Grapes are destemmed. Maceration in concrete vats, used to slow the change in temperature, for about four weeks (depending on vintage). Extraction made by pumping over and punching down.
In oak barrels for 14 to 16 months depending on the vintage (20 to 30% in new oak).