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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 18.000 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 2008

 

Wine Advocate #193 - Feb 2011

Score : (89-92)

The 2008 Hermitage has turned out to be one of the better wines of this vintage since the entire cuvee of declassified Ex-Voto was included in the blend. Its dark plum/purple color is followed by notes of roasted meats, pepper, herbs, damp earth and forest floor. This medium-bodied 2008 is considerably more concentrated than I would have expected from this vintage. Drink it over the next 8-10 years. Rober Parker.

 

 

 

 

 

Consumption

A boire

Serving temperature

16°C to 18°C

Ageing potential

10 years.

Food and wine matching

Small game, red meat and cheese.

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Producing

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