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Hermitage

Appellation d'origine protégée

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.

Hermitage
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2012
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Winter was cold and dry. The water shortage was solved thanks to spring rains. Vigilance was at its peak throughout the vineyard in April and May due to significant variations in temperature and rainfall. August was marked by intense heat. The end of August and September brought a drop in temperature caused by the Mistral and rain. Harvest started on the end of September.

Rewards
90   Wine Advocate - Robert Parker
15/20   Guide Bettane & Desseauve
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Hermitage
Vintage
2012

Grape Varieties: 

100% Marsanne

Terroir: 

Plots selected within the Tain l’Hermitage sector on alluvial terraces covered with small pebbles and clayey, south facing soils between 150 and 200 m in altitude. The combination of two terroirs (“Les Pierrelles/Murets” and “la Baume”) produces structured wines with a very pleasant minerality.

Winemaking: 

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: 1,347 bottles
Bottled on: 2 July 2014

Tasting notes: 

Brilliant, pale yellow with light golden highlights. Generous nose of white peaches and exotic fruits. Balanced palate, creamy and round with notes of marzipan and white peach. The delicate vanilla finish presents a subtle firmness, sign of greatness of the Marsanne grape. (August 2014).

Service & food pairing suggestions: 

10 – 12 °C - Ideal when opened 2 hours prior to serving

Braised cheek of veal with morel mushrooms
Scallop
Sea bass with lemon confit

Optimum maturity: 2013-2019
ABV : 13%

Age of vines & yield: 

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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