"Ex-Voto" - Red

Soil type

Steep sloped vineyards. " Bessards " 30% of the area. Granite. 0.65 Ha " Greffieux " 30% of the area. Calloutis du würm. 0.65 Ha " Murands " 20% of the area. Alluvia fluvio-glaciaires and pebbles. 0.45 Ha " Hermite " 20% of the area loess plateau and clay sand silt. 0.45 Ha

Grape variety

100 % Syrah.

Average age of vines

40 to 90 years

Winemaking

Pumping over in thermo regulated stainless steel tanks.. Alcoholic fermentation/ 4 week maceration.

Ageing

42 months in new oak.

Average yield

35 Hl/ Hectare

Tasting

Eye : Deep dark ruby colour with mauve tints.
Nose : Black fruits, leather, liquorice, coffee flavour and oriental spices.
Palate : Powerful attack with richness and an important tannic structure. This wine expression fully the terroir trough its finesse and the strength of its tannins.
Overall : Great ageing potential, structured and concentrated with a rare intensity of flavour and colour.

Our comment

Produced only in exceptional vintages, the Ermitage Ex-Voto is the expression of a sincere desire to own vines in the Hermitage appellation and to produce an exceptional wine which reflects the soul of this prestigious appellation of the Rhône Valley.

Vintages 2013

The Wine Advocate

Score : (94 - 97)

This was another excellent showing for the 2013 Hermitage Ex Voto and this elegant, medium to full-bodied release offers straight-up textbook notes of crème de cassis, vanilla bean, crushed rocks, graphite and spice. It lacks the mid-palate density of the 2009 and 2010, but is impeccably balanced, elegant, and offers considerable charm. Jeb Dunnuck.

Consumption

A garder

Serving temperature

16°C to 18°C.

Ageing potential

35 years ...

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