As a legendary Cru, our Hermitage Laurus expresses all the characteristics of the Syrah grape variety.
Plots are selected on the Eastern sector of the Hermitage hills, on alluvial terraces of the Rhone river - 200m high.
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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