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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
couleur
2013
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After a very cold winter and late spring, the flowering process ended in mid-June. Summer weather conditions were stable with plentiful subsoil water supplies, enabling the ripening process to be completed in the best of conditions. Manual harvest began exceptionally late on the 20th of September.
Rewards

92   Vinous - Josh Raynolds

92   Wine Advocate - Robert Parker

16.5/20   Bettane & Desseauve guide

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Hermitage
Vintage
2013

Grape Varieties: 

  • 100% Marsanne

Terroir: 

Eastern sector of the Hermitage hill, great ‘white terroir‘ on alluvial terraces at 200 meters in altitude providing length and freshness.

Winemaking: 

Manual harvest. A brief cold-soak prior to pressing. Fermentation is initiated in tank before the whole cuvée is placed in 275lt Laurus oak barrels, both new and 1-year old, to finish the alcoholic fermentation followed by the malo-lactic fermentation. The wine then spends 20 months in barrel, during the first two months of which the wine undergoes fine lees stirring (bâtonnage).

Production:       1 050 bottles

Bottling date:   3rd June 2015 

Tasting notes: 

"...Offers thrilling notes of buttered peach, quince, marmalade and brioche to go with a full-bodied, supple, sexy style on the palate that just begs you to pour another glass." Jeb Dunnuck - The Wine Advocate - Nov. 2015

Service & food pairing suggestions: 

Serve at around 10° to 12°C. Recommend opening around 2 hrs prior to serving

 

Sea Scallops in puff pastry

Bresse chicken in cream and truffle sauce

 

Best Enjoyed between 2016 and 2022

Alc. by Vol. 13.5%

 

Age of vines & yield: 

Average of 30 years of age – 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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