As a legendary Cru, our Hermitage Laurus expresses all the characteristics of the Syrah grape variety.
Plots are selected on the Eastern sector of Hermitage hill, in the localities of :
- « La Pierelle », North-East of the appellation. Terraces of round alluvial stones, 180 to 200 meters of altitude.
- « Les Murets » to the East. Clay soils. 150 meters of altitude.
- « La Beaume » in the heart of the appellation. Silty clay soils covered with pebbles.
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 15 months (3 new barrels and 3 one-year old barrels).
Production: 1,510 bottles
Bottled on: 3rd June 2015
Deep purple-red robe. An elegant, harmonious aroma of plum and blueberry. The palate is lively and fresh with flavours of black cherry and a delicate but long peppery finish. (Oct. 2015).
16-18 °C – Ideal when opened 2 hours prior to serving
Roasted pheasant with cranberry sauce.
Beef stew with juniper berries
Optimum maturity: 2016-2026
ABV : 13%
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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