At the foot of the famous hill of Hermitage, the Cave de Tain co-operative produces five appellation d'origine contrôlée wines: Hermitage, Crozes-Hermitage, Saint-Joseph, Cornas and Saint-Péray. Cave de Tain also owns a 21 hectare domaine within the prestigious Hermitage appellation where the head winemaker, Xavier Frouin, supervises every stage of vinification from grape sorting to bottling.The Cave has established an enviable reputation for authentic wines that express the full character of their individual terroirs, thanks to careful and non-intrusive vinification methods. Over the years, traditional techniques have been enhanced by the latest developments in modern winemaking. Cave de Tain's new cellars were completed in late 2014; a total investment of €10m has dramatically reinvigorated winemaking facilities, increasing the Cave's ability to produce top quality wines.
Cave de Tain Crozes-Hermitage Blanc Les Hauts dEole 2020
This white Crozes-Hermitage is a blend of old vine Marsanne and Roussanne from selected clay-limestone terroirs with each parcel is vinified separately and is fermented at cool temperatures in stainless steel. 70% of the wine has undergone malolactic fermentation. Aging for 8 months in 400L barrels on fine lees, with regular stirring.
Complex, full-bodied white Crozes