Wine of Crozes-Hermitage appellation
Crozes-Hermitage stretches across 11 villages in the Drôme department of the northern Rhône Valley, on the left bank of the river: Crozes-Hermitage, Serves-sur-Rhône, Erôme, Gervans, Larnage, Tain-l'Hermitage, Mercurol, Chanos Cunon, La Roche de Glun, Beaumont-Monteux, and Pont de l'Isère. It is one of the 15 crus of the Rhône Valley to carry its own appellation, which was granted in 1937. Crozes-Hermitage was developed for winegrowing relatively recently; the southern part of the appellation was previously covered with orchards. The largest northern French wine appellation, Crozes-Hermitage covers about 1,430 hectares (3,534 acres) of vineyards that produce more than 60,500 hectoliters of wine annually, or an average of 42 hectoliters per hectare. 

The granite slopes in the northern part of the appellation are a continuation of the vineyards of Hermitage; in the southern part, the soils are composed of fluvio-glacial alluvium, terraces of smoothed stones from the Rhône, and loess. The south-facing hillside vineyards are besieged by the Mistral, the famously violent wind that tears through the Rhône Valley. 

Syrah is the main grape variety used in red Crozes-Hermitage, sometimes with up to 15% Marsanne and/or Roussanne. The white wines are made of Marsanne and Roussanne. Some of the top wines of this appellation come from M. Chapoutier, E. Guigal, Delas Frères, Tardieu-Laurent, and Ferraton Père et Fils.

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