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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
2019
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In the Northern Rhone Valley, the vintage is of exceptionnally high quality, showing both richness and freshness. Following a rather warm start to the spring, temperatures dropped and remained below seasonal averages until the beginning of summer. The vines then faced high temperatures in July and August. Thankfully, rain arrived at the beginning of the harvest, ensuring both quantity and quality for all of our appellations.
Rewards
93 pts       Jeb Dunnuck
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Hermitage
Vintage
2019

Grape Varieties: 

100% Marsanne

Terroir: 

Eastern sector of the hill of Hermitage, on alluvial terraces at 200 meters in altitude, particularly beneficial for white grapes, providing lenght and freshness.

Winemaking: 

Manual harvest from September 19th 2019. 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 ages 15 months on fine lees.
Production: 1,466 bottles
Bottling date: June 17th, 2021
Vegan wine.

Tasting notes: 

"Similarly gold-hued, the 2019 Hermitage Laurus Blanc boasts a big, exotic nose of honeyed citrus, quince, crushed stone, licorice, and toasted bread. As with the 2018, this rich, textured, medium to full-bodied beauty has loads of fruit, good underlying structure and acidity, and a great finish." Jeb Dunnuck - 19 nov 2020

Service & food pairing suggestions: 

Serve at around 10° to 12°C. Recommended opening around 2 hours before serving
Best Enjoyed between 2021 and 2029
Alc. by Vol. 14 %
 
Langoustines ravioli
Sole meunière

Age of vines & yield: 

30 to 38 years on average – 31 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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