Delas Frères Crozes Hermitage Les Launes Blanc

Rhône, France

Vintage:2020 (Past)

2021 (Current)

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Delas Frères Crozes Hermitage Les Launes Blanc 2020
  • WS 92
  • WA 89


The Wine Advocate

89 Points

January 20, 2022, Joe Czerwinski

“The 2020 Crozes Hermitage les Launes Blanc features modest, composed aromas of melon, pear and citrus. It's a mellow, medium-bodied effort that hits the right buttons, delivering ample weight and richness on the palate without sacrificing length on the finish.”

Wine Spectator

92 Points

October 31, 2021, James Molesworth

“Plump and bright, with star fruit, green almond and chamomile notes backed by an alluring lemon shortbread accent on the finish. Utterly delicious. Marsanne and Roussanne. Drink now through 2024.”


The village of Crozes Hermitage lies just north of Hermitage proper. The appellation of Crozes Hermitage is the largest in the North Rhone Valley, covering nearly 2,100 acres.


The soil varies from granite sub-soils in the North to both fluvial-glacial alluviums and terraces of rolled river bed stones, mixed with loess in the South. The climate has a southerly exposure in the hillside areas. The “Mistral” is the dominant wind. After hand-picking, the grapes are brought to the winery in small boxes. They are then gently pressed and fermented at a low temperature of 61-64°F in closed tanks in order to enhance the aromatic complexity of the Marsanne and Roussanne.

After malolactic fermentation, the wine is racked and matured on its lees to help richness and structure to develop, while preserving its exceptional varietal characteristics. Bottling takes place around mid-April.

Tasting Notes

The color is bright with a golden hue. The nose is expressive, with mainly floral aromas such as hawthorn, lemon verbena, linden, mingled with hints of exotic fruits, such as lychees and mangoes, together with citrus fruit. The palate is fresh and fruity, delightfully seductive.

Food Pairing

This wine pairs nicely with small waterfowl, steamed fish or fish in sauce, chicken with fruit (apricot or peach) and any type of rinded cheese.

Technical Information

Varietals: 80% Marsanne, 20% Roussanne

Suggested Retail Price: $24.00