Hermitage 2012

AOP Hermitage White


  • 90 pts Wine Advocate
  • 15/20 Bettane & Desseauve


Brilliant, pale yellow with light golden highlights. Generous nose of white peaches and exotic fruits. Balanced palate, creamy and round with notes of marzipan and white peach. The delicate vanilla finish presents a subtle firmness, sign of greatness of the Marsanne grape. (August 2014).

Food & wine pairings

Braised cheek of veal with morel mushrooms
Sea bass with lemon confit

Detailed information


Winter was cold and dry. The water shortage was solved thanks to spring rains. Vigilance was at its peak throughout the vineyard in April and May due to significant variations in temperature and rainfall. August was marked by intense heat. The end of August and September brought a drop in temperature caused by the Mistral and rain. Harvest started on the end of September.

Grape varieties



Plots selected within the Tain l’Hermitage sector on alluvial terraces covered with small pebbles and clayey, south facing soils between 150 and 200 m in altitude. The combination of two terroirs (“Les Pierrelles/Murets” and “la Baume”) produces structured wines with a very pleasant minerality.


Manual harvest. Skin maceration followed by pressing. After the alcoholic fermentation process in a vat, the malolactic fermentation process was completed in 275-litre oak Laurus barrels at controlled temperatures (16/18 °C). Elevage on fine lees over a period of 14 months with stirring of lees during the 1st month.
Production: 1,347 bottles
Bottled on: 2 July 2014


Serve at 10 – 12 °C – Ideal when opened 2 hours prior to serving

Degree of alcohol

13% vol.
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