Chapoutier 2020 "La Petite Ruche" Crozes-Hermitage Rouge
Petite Ruche translates to "little beehive," which is a very appropriate name, as the vineyards were formerly dedicated to beekeeping.
"Deep, brilliant violet color. Displays ripe red berry and cherry aromas that are complemented by cracked pepper and earth nuances. In a lithe, juicy style, offering jammy red and blue fruit flavors and a hint of salty olive. The persistent finish is framed by supple tannins and shows an appealing floral note. Raised almost entirely in concrete vats, with a bit aged in used barriques." Josh Raynolds 90 Points