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Northern Rhône

Hermitage White

A charming floral wine filled with aromas of white flowers and acacia honey. It has great ageing potential.

Soil type

Limestone, sand and gravel.

Grape variety

Marsanne 95%, Roussanne 5%.

Average age of vines

30 to 90 years.

Winemaking

Temperature controlled fermentation at 16 to 18°C.

Ageing

Long ageing in second wine oak.

Average yield

40 Hl / hectare.

Average annual production

About 25.000 bottles.

Tasting

Eye : Consistent straw yellow.
Nose : Complex nose with dominant floral vegetal notes and acacia honey. Elegant and delicate oak.
Palate : Spicy with good structure. A wine for ageing.
Overall : Overall balance and with deep complex aromas characteristic of these rare white wines.
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Vintages 2011


Wine Advocate #210 - Dec 2013

Score : 92

Along the same lines, and the same blend/elevage, the 2011 Hermitage Blanc (there was no Ex-Voto produced in the vintage) is a rich, voluptuously textured effort that has knockout purity and focus. Citrus blossom, vanilla creme, white currants and quince all flow to a full-bodied Hermitage Blanc that has great acidity and serious length on the finish. As with the 2010, it will drink nicely for over a decade. Jeb Dunnuck.

 

Wine Spectator - Issue: Oct 15, 2014

Score: 95

Viscous in feel, featuring citrus and hazelnut oil notes that weave around a core of white peach, verbena, creamed Cavaillon melon and glazed pear flavors. Long and honeyed through the finish, with a thread of bitter almond offsetting the opulence. Drink now through 2029. 2,000 cases made. James Molesworth.

 

Gault & Millau

Score : 16,5/20

Une ouverture symphonique aux effluves miellés et corbeille de fruits secs (abricot, coing, figue) extrêmement envoutante, puis une bouche alerte et portée par des notes salines, fines, d'épiaison de pulpe de fruits chauds au corps assez longiligne.

 

Bettane+Desseauve

Score : 17/20.

Cette cuvée comprend le jus des vignes de l’ex-voto qui ne sera pas produit en 2011. L’assemblage est fort réussi avec ses notes de miel, de rhum et de raisin sec, sa droiture, et sa texture serrée pour un blanc.

 

 

 

Consumption

A boire

Serving temperature

10°C to 12°C

Ageing potential

Around 10 years.

Food and wine matching

Spicy starters, fish, garlicky dishes and cheese.

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