Eastern sector of the hill of Hermitage, on alluvial terraces at 200 meters in altitude.
Manual harvest. A brief cold-soak prior to pressing. Fermentation is initiated in tank before the whole cuvée is placed in 275lt Laurus oak barrels, both new and 1-year old, to finish the alcoholic fermentation followed by the malo-lactic fermentation. The wine then spends 15 months in barrel, during the first two months of which the wine undergoes fine lees stirring (bâtonnage).
Production: 1 080 bottles
Bottling date: 26 May 2016
"Proof that the quality continues to soar at this estate, the 2014 Hermitage Laurus Blanc (100% Marsanne) is a rich, classic, layered and unctuous white that has beautiful buttered citrus, brioche, and toasted bread aromas and flavors. Medium to full-bodied, it has integrated acidity and a clean, lengthy finish. It's a beautiful wine." Jeb Dunnuck for Robert Parker, Wine Advocate - 30th December 2016
Service & food pairing suggestions:
Serve at around 10° to 12°C. Recommend opening around 2 hrs prior to serving
Sea Scallops in puff pastry
Bresse chicken in cream and truffle sauce
Best Enjoyed between 2016 and 2025
Alc. by Vol. 13%
Age of vines & yield:
Average of 30 years of age – 27 hl/ha