Color: Deep purple red.
Nose: Red fruits,black current and raspberry.
Palate: Fresh and round tasting with a finish of stewed fruits.
Wine Advocate 87 points - The 2010 Crozes-Hermitage La Petite Ruche red is slightly richer than the Deschants, offering a denser ruby/purple color along with notes of forest floor, tree bark, damp earth, black currants, herbs and olives. Medium-bodied and loaded with fruit with ripe tannins as well as a heady finish, it should drink well for 2-3 years. (Dec 2011)
The vineyards of Crozes-Hermitage surround the great Hermitage Hill. Sometimes called a "down-sized Hermitage" La Petite Ruche is all freshness and easy enjoyment from younger vines.