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Ermitage

"Ex-Voto" - White

L’Ermitage « Ex-Voto » white is produced only in exceptional vintages. It is remarkably aromatic and complex. The nose is bursting with acacia flowers, honey and toasted notes.

Soil type

Steep sloped vineyards. "Murets" 90% of the area Alluvia fluvio-glaciaires and pebbles. 1 Ha "Hermite" 10% of the area Loess plateau and clay sand silt 0.8 Ha

Grape variety

90% Marsanne, 10% Roussanne.

Average age of vines

40 to 90 years..

Winemaking

Exclusively in new oak barrels. 100% malolactic fermentation.

Ageing

30 months in new oak.

Average yield

39 Hl / hectare.

Tasting

Eye : Brilliant clean straw yellow.
Nose : White flowers, acacia honey, hawthorn blossom. Powerful and intense aromas.
Palate : Rich and full-bodied. Fully expressive of the terroir which lends this Hermitage body and strength.
Overall : Balance between a delicate and expressive nose and fleshy fruit on the palate underpinned y the powerful terroir.

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.
Imprimer

Vintages 2009

 

Wine Advocate  # 204 - Dec 2012

Score: 95+

 Finally in bottle, the 2009 Hermitage Ex-Voto Blanc is an incredible example of white Hermitage. Made in a more spicy, oaky style than either Michel Chapoutier’s or Delas’ white Hermitage, the Ex-Voto exhibits tremendous richness and intensity with plenty of buttery citrus, a subtle touch of spicy oak, honeysuckle, spring flowers and orange marmalade. Deep, rich and full-bodied with a greenish hue to its color, this viscous effort will probably follow the typical pattern of white Hermitage, drinking great for 5-7 years, then going into a dumb, oxidative state for 5-10 years, re-emerging to last 50+ years. Robert Parker.

 

Wine spectator

Score: 97

 This has hyperdrive, with terrific, enveloping mango, papaya and creamed melon flavors supported by a spine of chamomile, quinine and white peach. The long finish sports brioche, paraffin and macadamia nut notes. Shows excellent range. Best from 2013 through 2023. 583 cases made. James Molesworth.

 

Bettane+Desseauve

Score : 18/20

Extraordinaire puissance aromatique, ampleur de constitution qu’on ne retrouvera pas dans les bourgognes actuels, finale éblouissante.

Consumption

A garder

Serving temperature

10°C to 12°C

Ageing potential

15 years.

Food and wine matching

Flavourful dishes, lobster thermidor, veal with morel mushrooms.

The cooperage

of the domain

Producing

exceptional wines