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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.

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.
15.5/20 Bettane & Desseauve
15/20    Jancis Robinson
94+      Jeb Dunnuck
90        The Wine Advocate


100% Marsanne


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


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.

Note de dégustation: 

« …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 & accords: 

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 des vignes & rendement: 

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.