As a legendary Cru, our Hermitage Laurus expresses all the characteristics of the Syrah grape variety.
Plots are selected on the Eastern sector of the Hermitage hills, on alluvial terraces of the Rhone river - 200m high.
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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