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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

39Hl/ 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.
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Vintages 2007

 

Wine Advocate #193 - Feb 2011

Score : 93+

The 2007 Hermitage Ex-Voto Blanc enjoys the same 100% new oak treatment and 30 months aging in barrel (an uncommonly long time for a dry white wine, but these wines are so concentrated and full, they can easily handle their long aging). The 2007 is more closed than the 2006, revealing a light gold color along with hints of crushed rocks, white currants, quince, hazelnut and marmalade, excellent acidity and super intensity but much less evolution, which is atypical for this vintage. Cellar it for several years and consume it over the following two decades.  Robert Parker.

Wine Spectator - Nov 15, 2010

Score: 95

Intense, with gorgeously pure salted butter, brioche, paraffin, creamed yellow apple, anise and persimmon notes all woven together and pushed by a broad but well-focused finish. This has the length to let everything take an encore. Impressive. Drink now through 2020. 558 cases made. James Molesworth.

  

Guide Bettane et Desseauve des Vins de France

Score : 17/20

 De fines notes grillées commencent à dominer les beaux arômes de beurre frais de l’élevage. Allonge distinguée pour une bouche bien concentrée, qui finit fraîche, on peut encore patienter.  De fines notes grillées commencent à dominer les beaux arômes de beurre frais de l’élevage. Allonge distinguée pour une bouche bien concentrée, qui finit fraîche, on peut encore patienter.

 

Consumption

A boire/à 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