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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 botles.

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 2007

 

Wine Advocate #193 - Feb 2011

Score : (91-93)

The 2007 Hermitage is more peppery and meaty, offering notes of burning embers and licorice along with silky tannins, a heady, lush mouthfeel and a suppleness and flamboyance that are less classic, but perhaps more endearing to Hermitage newcomers than the more traditional 2006. The 2007 was scheduled to be bottled immediately after my visit. Robert Parker.

 

Guide Bettane Desseauve des Vins de France

Score : 16

Bon volume en bouche, de fins arômes de graphite et de fruits noirs, des tanins gras et beaucoup de fraîcheur, un vin qui peut encore patienter.
 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Consumption

A boire

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