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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.

couleur
2018
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2018 was atypical in many ways. This vintage required a constant presence from the vineyards to the cellar. After a mild Winter, the wet and rainy Spring gave way to a beautiful Summer, favoring a perfect growth of the grapes. September then ushered in an Indian Summer that proved to be more than ideal for harvests with cool nights and warm & sunny days. The grapes were harvested for a total of 8 weeks at optimal maturity and under ideal climatic conditons. The result is an elegant vintage with a particularly aromatic profile and a superbe balance.
Rewards
15.5/20 Bettane & Desseauve
15/20    Jancis Robinson
94+      Jeb Dunnuck
90        The Wine Advocate
etiquette
Hermitage
Vintage
2018

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 10th 2018. Fermentation is initiated in tank before the whole cuvée is placed in 275lt Laurus oak barrels, both new and 2-year old, to finish the alcoholic fermentation followed by the malo-lactic fermentation. The wine then ages 16 months on fine lees.
Bottled on May 7, 2020.
1 370 bottles and 8 jeroboams produced.
Vegan Friendly.

Tasting notes: 

« …the 2018 Hermitage Laurus Blanc is a rich, textured, beautifully balanced, and straight-up classy Hermitage Blanc. Notes of white currants, quince, honeysuckle, and white flowers give way to a medium to full-bodied, silky, layered white that's going to shine on the dinner table… » Jeb Dunnuck, November 2020

Service & food pairing suggestions: 

Serve at around 10° to 12°C. Recommend opening around 2 hrs before serving
Best enjoyed between 2021 and 2031
ABV: 14.5 %
 
Cod fillet with spices
Burbot Tajine

Age of vines & yield: 

31 to 36 years on average – 36 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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