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Northern Rhône

Hermitage Red

A structured, full-bodied wine with the elegant tannins characteristic of careful barrel ageing. A great wine which deserves patient bottle ageing.

Soil type

limestone clay and silt soil. Sandy gravel.

Grape variety

100% Syrah.

Average age of vines

30 years

Winemaking

Temperature controlled alcoholic fermentation. 4 weeks maceration in vats.

Ageing

36 months in oak barrels. 50% new.

Average yield

32 Hl / hectare.

Average annual production

About 35.000 bottles.

Tasting

Eye : Deep ruby red with violet tinges.
Nose : Spices, red berries and delicate oak aromas.
Palate : A powerful and tannic wine. Aromas of blackcurrant buds and vanilla. Licorice and spicy finish.
Overall : A racy and seductive wine. A perfect wine for putting down.
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Vintages 2009

Wine Advocate #204 - Dec 2012

Score :  (92-95)

The 2009 Hermitage possesses a dense purple color as well as lots of creme de cassis, camphor and acacia flowers. Deep, rich and full-bodied, this massive blockbuster will need a decade of cellaring after its release. Robert Parker.

 

Bettane+Desseauve

Score : 17/20

Notes de myrtilles, très équilibré pour l'’année, complet et largement supérieur dans sa qualité d’élevage à des vins assemblés plus au sud ! 

 

Gault & Millau :

Score : 18/20

Grand seigneur, cet Hermitage n'oublie pas d'être sauvage en saveurs comme en tanins, tout en ayant retenu du Mistral sa noble fraîcheur. Robuste, alerte tout en étant fumant d'une rage d'en découdre dans quelques années avec le premier cuissot venu.

Consumption

A boire/à garder

Serving temperature

16°C to 18°C

Ageing potential

10 years.

Food and wine matching

Small game, red meat and cheese.

The cooperage

of the domain

Producing

exceptional wines