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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.

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.
94 pts   Wine Spectator
94 pts   Jeb Dunnuck
94 pts   Wine Enthusiast
90 pts   The Wine advocate - Robert Parker


100% Marsanne


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

Note de dégustation: 

"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 & accords: 

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 des vignes & rendement: 

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.