Franck Balthazar took over the family domaine, dating back to 1931, in 2002. His father René had been in charge since 1950 and had overseen the move into domaine bottling in the 1970s, at the same time as his contemporaries Auguste Clape and Noël Verset. The domaine has extended from the 2 hectares of 2002 (1 ha of centenarian vines Chaillot and one 50 year old hectare in Mazzard) to around 3,5ha today - plantings on an extreme site above Sabarotte were added in 2005 & 2008 on newly formed terraces. This willingness to do things the hard way in pursuit of excellence is a hallmark of Franck's work, in keeping with time-honoured tradition that his grandfather, Casimir, would recognise. Vineyards are organic and ploughed with a horse, ferments are whole cluster with native yeasts in concrete vats. To retain the perfume gifted by old vines and high-perched plantings all wines are aged in old 600 litre demi-muid. Sulphur is kept to an absolute minimum, indeed all winemaking techniques are as natural as possible.
Franck Balthazar Crozes Hermitage 2020
From Franck’s small range of negociant wines produced from fruit sourced from like-minded growers.
Explore More:2020 | Crozes Hermitage | Duty Paid | Europe | France | Franck Balthazar | Red | Rhone | Shiraz / Syrah | Still | Wine
- Reference #:
- 13.5 ABV
- Bottles per Case
- 6 bottles
- Shiraz / Syrah
What do I pay for delivery?
Orders under £150 are charged an initial £9.95 incl. VAT.
Northern Ireland, Isle of Man, Isles of Scilly.
Orders under £190 are charged an initial £12.00 incl.
All stock bought from Bond will be charged at delivery cost as quoted by the bond. As this varies dependent on the location of the wines and ultimate destination this will be quoted to you at the point of billing for VAT and duty.
And can we change order.
Deliveries are normally between 09.00 and 17.00 Tuesday to Friday and a signature is required on receipt of delivery. (We do not ship on a Friday for Monday delivery unless specifically requested to do so).
A shipping confirmation email will be sent when your order has been processed and shipped. You will be sent a further email and/or text with a delivery time slot and a consignment number along with instructions on how to amend this if required.
If you are out a card is left, with an instruction to call the local depot to re-arrange delivery. Alternatively, you can inform us to “leave safe”, “leave with a neighbour”, “leave in garage” etc. and we will pass this information onto the courier. Please remember that, in accordance with our Terms & Conditions, alcohol will only be left with persons over 18 Years Old.
A shipping confirmation email will be sent when your order has been processed and shipped. You will be sent a text with a delivery time slot and a consignment number along with instructions on how to amend this if required.
We use Mailsafe packaging and double walled cardboard boxes for secure shipping of all bottles. Clear labelling marked FRAGILE is applied and all our despatches.
UK mainland deliveries are overnight from confirmation of despatch with the exception of the following postcodes where deliveries are made on a 2 to 5 day service from despatch :
IV 3 to 11, IV14 to 28, IV 40 & IV 51 to 54, IV 63. KW 1 to 3 & KW 5 to 14. PH 33 to 41
Franck Balthazar Cornas Chaillot 2019
Tense, spiced and mineral£120.00Vol (75cl)Incl. Tax & Duty
Franck Balthazar Saint-Peray 2021
100% Roussanne planted on granite outside Cornas£33.00Vol (75cl)Incl. Tax & Duty
Franck Balthazar Cotes du Rhone 2021
Supple and expansive£17.00Vol (75cl)Incl. Tax & Duty
The Liberator ‘New Blood and Chocolate’ Cans 2020
inspired by Costellos 1986 album£6.00Vol (25cl)Incl. Tax & Duty
Big and Bold
Six reds with bags of large, upfront character£75.00Incl. Tax & Duty
Kloovenburg Shiraz 2018
Super spicy SA Shiraz£16.50Vol (75cl)Incl. Tax & Duty