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Laurus

Hermitage

Appellation d'origine protégée

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

couleur
2016
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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.

 

Rewards

91 - 94 Jeb Dunnuck

91 - 93 The Wine Advocate

 

etiquette
Hermitage
Vintage
2016

Grape Varieties: 

100% Syrah

Terroir: 

Plots are selected on the Eastern sector of the Hermitage hills, on alluvial terraces of the Rhone river - 200 meters high.

Winemaking: 

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.

Tasting notes: 

"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 & food pairing suggestions: 

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 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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