From the repentance of the Knight of Sterimber during the 13th century, to the exceptional situation of its vineyards, Hermitage is a legendary Cru. Our Laurus Hermitage white honors this reputation with a 100% Marsanne exhaling all the qualities of a great wine.
Plots selected within the Tain l’Hermitage sector on alluvial terraces covered with small pebbles and clayey, north/south facing soils between 150 and 200 m in altitude. The combination of these two terroirs produces structured wines with a very pleasant minerality.
Manual harvest. Skin maceration followed by pressing. After the alcoholic fermentation process in a vat, the malolactic fermentation process was completed in 275-litre oak Laurus barrels at controlled temperatures (16/18 °C). Elevage on fine lees over a period of 14 months with stirring of lees during the 1st month.
Production: 900 bottles
Bottled on: 28/03/2013
Shiny pale golden colour with hints of golden highlights. A lively nose marked by aromas of flowers (honeysuckle) and lemon confit. To the palate, it yields notes of white pepper, marzipan and salted caramel, which is typical of Hermitage wines. A full-bodied yet mineral wine, with a slightly salty quality and great subtlety (Feb. 2014).
10 – 12 °C - Ideal when opened 2 hours prior to serving
Braised cheek of veal with morel mushrooms
Bass with lemon confit
Optimum maturity: 2013-2018
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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