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Appellation d'origine protégée

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

After a very warm summer period, welcome rains arrived mid-August, followed again by glorious sunny weather. A beneficial wind then helped to accelerate the ripening process. This allowed the grapes to be harvested under ideal conditions, with perfectly ripe healthy fruit. Thanks to this, 2015 is one of the greatest vintages of the last ten years.
Harvested between 11th and 24th September 2015.
* * * * (*)   Drink Rhone - John Livingstone-Learmonth
17/20     Jancis Robinson
94/100  The Wine Advocate - Robert Parker
94 pts     Wine Spectator


100% Syrah


Plots are selected on the Eastern sector of the Hermitage hills, on alluvial terraces of the Rhone river - 200 meters 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 from Burgundy and Ile de France regions). Elevage on fine lees over a period of 14 months.
Production: 1,874 bottles, 191 magnums and 42 jeroboams
Bottled on 16th June 2017

Note de dégustation: 

"Multifaceted aromas of violets, mocha, brown sugar and cinnamon turn into a dark, rich, savory blend of flavors on the palate. Full-bodied, tannic and long" Joe Czerwinski - 29th Dec 2017

Service & accords: 

Serve at 16-18 °C – Ideal when opened 2 hours prior to serving
Optimum maturity : 2018 - 2027
ABV : 13%
Leg of lamb and grisets mushrooms from the Mont Ventoux mountain
Truffle Risotto

Age des vignes & rendement: 

30 to 35 years
39 hl/ha 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.