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Hermitage

Appellation d'origine protégée

As a legendary Cru, our Hermitage Laurus expresses all the characteristics of the Syrah grape variety.

Hermitage
couleur
2011
Elegant & Refined
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After a mild autumn and contrasted winter, the first flowers appeared in mid-May in excellent conditions. July proved rather cool, whereas August and September were rather hot. Good level of ripeness.

Rewards
90   Wine Spectator
15.5/20   Guide Bettane & Desseauve
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Hermitage
Vintage
2011

Grape Varieties: 

100% Syrah

Terroir: 

Vines selected in the Tain l’Hermitage sector, in an area known as "La Baume" in the heart of the Appellation’s production site. Soils are alluvial terraces covered with small pebbles with a south-westerly / south-easterly aspect, and clayey soils with a northerly/southerly aspect. The combination of these two terroirs produces a fine balance between strength and fruitiness.

Winemaking: 

Manual harvest. After alcoholic fermentation in a vat, the wines underwent malolactic fermentation in 275-litre oak Laurus barrels. Elevage on fine lees over a period of 13 months (new barrels).

Production: 1,420 bottles
Bottled on: 28/03/2013

Tasting notes: 

Intense, dark red colour. The nose is characterized by aromas of red fruit, cherry and blackcurrant. To the palate it is a silky, balanced and well-structured wine. The finish is fresh-tasting, with notes of violet and spices (June 2014).

Service & food pairing suggestions: 

16-18 °C – Ideal when opened 2 hours prior to serving

Milk-fed lamb casserole with baby vegetables
Woodcock with cep mushrooms
Haunch of venison with sauce grand veneur

Optimum maturity: 2013-2019

Age of vines & yield: 

30 years on average – 27 hl/ha

The name « Hermitage » comes from the legend of the Knight of Sterimberg. Returning from a Crusade, he repented for his years of warmongering by becoming a hermit, devoting himself to prayer and growing vines on top of the hills of Tain.

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