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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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2014
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A healthy flowering and fruit set in the Spring was followed by particularly damp and rainy July. Followed a very sunny and windy month of August which accelerated the ripening process and resulted in healthy, fully mature grapes with lively acidity. White grapes were particularly healthy and perfumed with generous, open aromas and full mouthfeel.

Rewards

92/100   Wine Advocate - Robert Parker

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Hermitage
Vintage
2014

Grape Varieties: 

100% Marsanne

Terroir: 

Eastern sector of the hill of Hermitage, on alluvial terraces at 200 meters in altitude.

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 15 months in barrel, during the first two months of which the wine undergoes fine lees stirring (bâtonnage).

Production:       1 080 bottles

Bottling date:   26 May 2016

Tasting notes: 

"Proof that the quality continues to soar at this estate, the 2014 Hermitage Laurus Blanc (100% Marsanne) is a rich, classic, layered and unctuous white that has beautiful buttered citrus, brioche, and toasted bread aromas and flavors. Medium to full-bodied, it has integrated acidity and a clean, lengthy finish. It's a beautiful wine." Jeb Dunnuck for Robert Parker, Wine Advocate - 30th December 2016

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 2025

Alc. by Vol. 13%

 

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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