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Appellation d'origine protégée

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

From winter to harvest, the climatic conditions were ideal for this 2016 vintage. The health of the grapes was excellent. Harvested in September between 14th and 20th, this vintage reveals a perfect balance. 2016 resonates again this year as a very qualitative vintage.


92 pts - Wine Enthusiast
91 - 94 pts - Jeb Dunnuck

91 - 93 pts - The Wine Advocate



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 were harvested manually between September 14th and 20th. 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 18 months

Productions: 720 bottles, 142 magnums, 24 jeroboams.
Bottled on May 18th, 2018.

Note de dégustation: 

"Blackcurrants, tapenade, earth and bouquet garni/bay leaf notes all emerge from the 2016 Hermitage Laurus Sélection Parcellaire, an undeniably sexy, rounded, even opulent Hermitage that has sweet tannin and impeccable balance." Jeb Dunnuck, January 2018.

Service & accords: 

Served at 16-18°C – Ideal when opened 2 hours prior to serving
ABV: 13,5 %
Duck magret with cranberry sauce
Suprême of Pheasant

Age des vignes & rendement: 

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.