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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

35 Hl/hectare.

Average annual production

About 40 000 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.
Imprimer

Vintages 2011

eRobertParker.com #216 - Dec 2014

Score : (90-92)

Brilliantly perfumed and exuberant, the 2011 Hermitage benefits from the inclusion of the grapes that would normally go into the Ex Voto. Aging in equal parts new and once-used barrels, it has lots of vanilla bean, black currants, cured meats and tobacco leaf aromas and flavors. A classic 2011, with medium to full-bodied richness, loads of texture and a forward, sexy feel, it should be reasonably approachable on release, yet evolve gracefully for 15-20 years. Jeb Dunnuck.

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