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.
The grapes are harvested manually. After alcoholic fermentation in a vat, the wines underwent malolactic fermentation in 275-litre oak Laurus barrels (new barrels and once used barrels). Elevage on fine lees over a period of 14 months.
Production: 1,635 bottles, 234 magnums, 18 jéroboams and 2 mathusalems
Bottled on 19th May 2016
"Medium-bodied, charming, nicely fruited effort that offers classic notes of cassis, black currants, peppery spice and dried herbs. It's already approachable and ready to go".
Jeb Dunnuck for Robert Parker, Wine Advocate - 30th Dec 2016
Serve at 16-18 °C – Ideal when opened 2 hours prior to serving
Optimum maturity: 2016-2024
Chevreuil grand veneur
ABV : 13%
32 years on average
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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