Since taking over from the Jaboulet family, winemaker Caroline now works with her teams in a single-minded quest for perfection. They began double sorting the grapes (in the vineyards and in the winery). The vineyards are now certified organic and grown biodynamically, and built a gravity operated cellar that started working in 2010.
Domaine de Thalabert Crozes-Hermitage
The first ever vineyard owned by Paul Jaboulet – purchased in 1834. Also holds the distinction as the oldest vineyard of the appellation. Considered the benchmark for Crozes-Hermitages with the ability to age for decades.
100% Syrah vines average 60-80 years old, all biodynamically farmed. The soils are from the glacial period with the bedrock close to the topsoil. The topsoil is composed of round pebbles that store heat during the day and keep the vineyards warm during the night.
The yields are around 25hl/ha and the wine is matured in 20% new oak.