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Appellation d'origine protégée

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

Laurus Hermitage rouge
In the Northern Rhone Valley, the vintage is of exceptionnally high quality, showing both richness and freshness. Following a rather warm start to the spring, temperatures dropped and remained below seasonal averages until the beginning of summer. The vines then faced high temperatures in July and August. Thankfully, rain arrived at the beginning of the harvest, ensuring both quantity and quality for all of our appellations.
92 pts   Jeb Dunnuck
92 pts  The Wine Advocate
93 pts   Josh Raynolds - Vinous
94 pts  Wine Enthusiast


100% Syrah


The grapes are sourced in the eastern part of the famous Hermitage hill. Vines are located on different areas:
- "la Pierrelle", terraces of alluvial soils covered with of small pebbles at 180/200m in altitude, south-west exposure,
- "les Murets", clay soil at 150m in altitude,
- "les Diognières", clay soil, on gentler slope,
- "la Beaume", sandy-stony brown soil, eastern exposure, between 120 and 180m in altitude.


Fully hand-picked between 19th and 23rd September 2019, in the very early morning to enhance aromas and preserve all the freshness. Grapes are fully destemmed and fermented at controlled temperature (22-24°C) during 24 days. The wine is then placed in 275-liter Laurus barrels before the malolactic fermentation (malic acid into the softer lactic acid) and aged on the fine lees for 14 months before bottling.
Bottled on 9th June 2021: 937 bottles, 196 magnums produced.
Vegan wine.

Note de dégustation: 

« Veins of granite and charcoal lend mineral complexities to satiny black plum and cassis in this bright-fruited Syrah. Expressive of a ripe vintage, the ample, violet-scented Hermitage conveys a suppleness of texture and tannin that's seductive even young. Approach from 2023 to enjoy its youthful exuberance but the wine should soar through 2035. » Anna Lee C. Iijima, 01/03/2022

Service & accords: 

Serve at 13-15°C – Ideal when opened 2 hours prior to serving
ABV : 15%
Optimum maturity: 2023 - 2035
With a Capon stuffed with chestnuts and truffles or Ravioli with porcini mushrooms.

Age des vignes & rendement: 

34 years on average - 32 hl/ha

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.

Vignoble de Tain l'Hermitage - © Christophe Grilhé