Domaine des Hauts Chassis

Domaine des Hauts Chassis

Domaine des Hauts Chassis

Domaine des Hauts Châssis is located in the heart of the place called Les Hauts Châssis in the south of the Crozes-Hermitage appellation. Franck Faugier took over the daily management of this beautiful family domain in 2003. Until then, fruit was grown, apricots, cherries and peaches, in addition to wine grapes. The fruit orchards have now been sold and only vines are grown on the 17 hectares. Franck breaks with the practice of selling grapes and wine to the Cave Cooperative and starts to bottle his, now organic, beautiful wines.

The vineyards are located on different plots in Northern Rhône. Of which 14 hectares in Crozes-Hermitage red and 1 hectare in white, 1.5 hectares in Saint-Joseph and 0.5 hectares in Saint-Péray.

In order to process the fruit perfectly, the domain currently has 22 smaller stainless steel tanks in the modern barrel room. For the final maturation in oak, there are classic barriques of 225 liters, barrels of 400 liters and demi muids of 600 liters. Only a small part of the barrels are completely new. In terms of style, all wines are point-pure and characteristic of this part of France, especially the Syrah. Since 2017, all wines of the domain are certified organic.

 

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