From the repentance of the Knight of Sterimber during the 13th century, to the exceptional situation of its vineyards, Hermitage is a legendary Cru. Our Laurus Hermitage white honors this reputation with a 100% Marsanne exhaling all the qualities of a great wine.
Eastern sector of the hill of Hermitage, on alluvial terraces at 200 meters in altitude.
Manual harvest from September 27th 2016. 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 age 15 months on fine lees.
Production: 855 bottles, 60 magnums and 10 jeroboams
Bottling date: April 27th, 2018
"Lovely, with jasmine, acacia and warm brioche notes leading off, followed by very pure and creamy textured flavors of white peach, yellow apple and heather. Reveals a light paraffin hint through the finish, with the fruit and floral notes pulling together." Wine Spectator - Nov. 2018
Serve at around 10° to 12°C. Recommend opening around 2 hrs prior to serving
Best Enjoyed between 2018 and 2033
Alc. by Vol. 13%
Cassolette of Saint-Jacques
Coq au champagne
31 years on average – 22 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.
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