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Appellation d'origine protégée

As a legendary Cru, our Hermitage Laurus expresses all the characteristics of the Syrah grape variety.

Fresh & Mineral
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.
Harvest began on September 10th, 2014.
91/100   Wine Spectator
15,5/20   Bettane & Desseauve 2017 guide

Grape Varieties: 

100% Syrah


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

Tasting notes: 

"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

Service & food pairing suggestions: 

Serve at 16-18 °C – Ideal when opened 2 hours prior to serving
Optimum maturity: 2016-2024
Chevreuil grand veneur
Biche sautéed with pepper and celery puree
ABV : 13%

Age of vines & yield: 

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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