WHY WE LOVE IT
  • BLEND
    100% Syrah
  • APPELLATION
    Crozes-Hermitage AOC
  • ALCOHOL
    13.50%
  • SIZE
    750ml
  • FERMENTATION
    Hand-harvested
  • AGING/COOPERAGE
    French oak

“Mischievous.” “Whimsy.” “Elixir.” In naming her wines, Christelle Betton describes the range of emotions and feelings that her craft inspires – and that her wines deliver. ‘Caprice’ means whim in French, and could describe the feelings of a passionate winemaker as she guides her vines through the challenges and often heartaches of each vintage. The family plows their land by hand, to train the vines’ roots to dig deep in the rocky soils for nutrients and moisture.

Christelle Betton took over the family estate from her father Roland and has greatly refined and purified their house style… [The wines] are excellent representatives of Crozes-Hermitage, deliciously drinkable and abundantly perfumed; a local treasure.
--Bettane & Desseauve

90pts Jeb Dunnuck: Moving to the 2017s and tasted from bottle, the 2017 Crozes Hermitage Espiègle is the larger production cuvée and is all about upfront charm and drinkability.Lots of red and black fruits, flowers, and spice all emerge from the glass. It’s medium-bodied, has moderate tannins, and a layered, balance profile ideal for drinking over the coming 4-5 years.