Crozes Hermitage - La Rollande - red


“La Rollande”: A tribute to the wine’s feminine harmony. This first name, at the height of its popularity in 1931, the year when Maison Brotte was founded, means glory and courage. This wine is remarkable for its freshness and harmony. “La Rollande” boasts a violet hue and aromas of blackcurrants and violets, as well as slightly woody and spicy notes of white pepper and liquorice. This is a captivating wine with a harmonious and refined palate and lovely aromas of cherries and black fruit.

We select our cuvée from several wineries in the AOC, which have been working in partnership with Maison Brotte for many years.

Appearance – Dark ruby hue with purplish tints.

Nose –Intense. In its early youth, the nose is fresh with red fruit, camphor and violet aromas. After two years of ageing, black fruit dominates the first nose, which then goes on to develop black pepper, roasted and smoky notes and liquorice aromas.

Palate – When young, the wine is fresh with a nice structure and hints of redcurrants and raspberries. With age, the palate becomes rounder and fatter with a long finish.



This AOC covers 11 communes in a triangle formed by the Tain l’Hermitage hill, the river Rhône and the river Isère. It is the biggest of the northern crus in terms of volume.


The vineyard is located at the bottom of the hillside slopes that includes some areas of granitic sand but is primarily Isère quaternary alluvial deposits, made up of clay soils containing varying amounts of gravel.


Soil work, leaf thinning and green pruning. The grapes are harvested by hand when they are fully ripe. They are then destemmed and crushed. Maceration takes place in stainless steel vats at a temperature of 26-28°C and lasts for 15 days to preserve as much fruit as possible. After devatting, malolactic fermentation is carried out. The wine is then aged in lined concrete tanks and 100-year-old oak foudres for 12 months before bottling.



Serve at 16°C.  Open 2 hours before serving


When young, this wine pairs perfectly with grilled lamb, charcuterie from Lyon, Coq au Vin and creamy cheeses such as Saint Marcellin. With age, it will work well with more refined dishes or more strongly flavoured dishes, such as pan-fried porcini mushrooms, Avignon-style lamb navarin, a terrine of wild boar or a slightly aged Saint Félicien or old Tomme cheeses.


Name: La Rollande
Brand: Brotte – Les Crus
Classification: AOC Crozes-Hermitage
Type: Red
Region: Northern Rhône Valley (France)
Grape Varieties: 100% Syrah