As a legendary Cru, our Hermitage Laurus expresses all the characteristics of the Syrah grape variety.
Grapes are sourced from the parcels of Pierrelles and Muret Robert, in the eastern sector of the Hermitage hill, on alluvial terraces of the Rhône River at 200 m in altitude.
Harvest was all done by hand, according to the appellation regulations for Hermitage, in the early morning hours to favour aromatics and freshness. 100% destemmed and fermented at controlled temperatures of 22° to 24° max for 24 days. The wine is then placed in 4 new 275-liter Laurus barrels to finish the malo-lactic transformation (malic acid into the softer lactic acid) and aged on the fine lees for 15 months before bottling.
Production: 1 198 bottles, 61 magnums, 21 jeroboams.
Bottled on May 23rd, 2019
" It offers lots of black cherry and cassis fruit, notes of toasted spice, flowers, incense, and a bloody iron quality, fulll body, and ripe yet polished tannins. It’s a terrific balanced, incredibly satisfying Hermitage to drink over the coming 15 years or more." Jeb Dunnuck (12/12/2019)
Optimum maturity : 7 to 15 years
Rabbit with porcini mushrooms and chanterelles
Cream of potato soup with truffle butter
32 years on average.
Average of 32 years of age at time of harvest.
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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