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Olivier Dumaine

The Dumaine family has resided in the village of Larnage since 1650. Today, Olivier and Maryline Dumaine work their parcels in the villages of Larnages and Saint-Jean-du-Muzols.  Their Crozes-Hermitage and Saint Joseph are planted with ancient vines grown on granite hills, producing naturally low yields of concentrated, yet balanced wines.

Wines

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2017 Crozes-Hermitage ‘La Croix du Verre’ Red

Description

“Exuberantly fruity and redolent of smoke, spice and chocolate, this is a lavish but elegantly composed Syrah sourced from vines averaging over 50 years old. Matured 10 months in oak barrels (no new oak), it’s an open-knit, luscious wine layered with soft, chalky tannins that linger on the finish. At peak now–2025.” Anna Lee C. Iijima

91 Points. Wine Enthusiasts Magazine. Jan 2021

Ancient castle near parcel
castle near parcel
130+ year old parcel Syrah vines
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parcel of Syrah

2018 Crozes-Hermitage ‘La Croix du Verre’ blanc

Description

Marked yellow colour; the bouquet is buttery, accentuated on rich aromas of ripe fruits, pear in syrup, apricot juice prominent, with a sun-filled with raisin. The pallet is wide, very smoothly textured, unfurls a real sphere of abundance with fleshy content, an a rich bearing on the finish. Its length holds well. It ends neatly, and is up for paella, Mediterranean, garlic-based dishes. It’s convincing, stylish, well-made Crozes blanc.  Thru 2027-2029

Johnathan Livingston-Learmoth. Drink Rhone. Nov 2019

2017 Crozes-Hermitage ‘La Croix du Verre’ blanc

“A barrel-fermented 80-20 blend of Marsanne and Roussanne, the 2017 Crozes-Hermitage Blanc “La Croix du Verre” comes from the area around the commune of Larnage, known for its light-colored clays. Smoky, honeyed, with aromas reminiscent of grilled pear, this medium-bodied to full-bodied white is a beauty. Its roundness is accompanied by a silky texture and lingering grilled-fruit notes on the finish”

91 Points.  Wine Advocate Issue# 240.    Dec 2018

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parcel of Marsanne at harvest
parcel of Marsanne at harvest

2017 Saint Joseph

Description

“Excellent layered bouquet of cherries and garrigue. Juicy yet structured with layers of black fruit, and a subtle streak of paprika. Savory and subtle with ripe and fine tannins, great length with a long finish.”

Parcel at St Jean-de-Muzols, overview
Saint Joseph Olivier Dumaine
village of Tournon
village of Tournon
parcel at Tournon
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parcel at St Jean-de-Muzols
parcel at St Jean-de-Muzols