As a legendary Cru, our Hermitage Laurus expresses all the characteristics of the Syrah grape variety.
Vines are located 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 and clayey soils. The combination of these two terroirs produces a fine balance between strength and fruitiness.
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
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)
16-18 °C – Ideal when opened 2 hours prior to serving
Doe with cranberry sauce
Optimum maturity: 2014-2020
ABV : 12,5%
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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