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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
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2012
Solar & Expressive
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Winter was cold and dry. The water shortage was solved thanks to spring rains. Vigilance was at its peak throughout the vineyard in April and May due to significant variations in temperature and rainfall. August was marked by intense heat. The end of August and September brought a drop in temperature caused by the Mistral and rain.

Rewards
92   Wine Advocate - Robert Parker
16/20   Guide Bettane & Desseauve
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Hermitage
Vintage
2012

Grape Varieties: 

100% Syrah

Terroir: 

Plots are selected on the Eastern sector of the Hermitage hills, on alluvial terraces of the Rhone river - 200m high.

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 14 months (new barrels).

Production: 1,414 bottles
Bottled on: 19 June 2014

Tasting notes: 

Brilliant, dark blue-red colour. Bewitching nose of plum purée and vanilla flower with great finesse and elegance. On the palate extremely smooth almost creamy texture, already delicious now but will evolve gracefully over the next few years. (August 2014)

Service & food pairing suggestions: 

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

Truffle omelette.
Doe with cranberry sauce

Optimum maturity: 2014-2020
ABV : 12,5%

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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