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Hermitage

Appellation d'origine protégée

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.

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2016
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After a particularly mild winter, vines came up early to maturity. The hot summer in the Northern Rhone Valley kepted the vines very healthy, and the mid-harvest rains favored a maturing without stress. If the volumes are lower than 2015, the 2016 Laurus Hermitage is a great vintage, with hints of honey and caramelized orange.

Rewards

94 pts   Wine Spectator

94 pts   Jeb Dunnuck

90 pts   The Wine advocate - Robert Parker

etiquette
Hermitage
Vintage
2016

Grape Varieties: 

100% Marsanne

Terroir: 

Eastern sector of the hill of Hermitage, on alluvial terraces at 200 meters in altitude.

Winemaking: 

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

Tasting notes: 

"Offers a big blast of honeyed orchard fruits, quince, acacia flowers, and white peach in a flamboyant, rich, layered style. This opulent, bombastic beauty has full-bodied richness, a layered, ripe, opulent texture, no sensation of weight or heaviness, and a great finish." Jeb Dunnuck - Dec. 2018

Service & food pairing suggestions: 

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

Age of vines & yield: 

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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