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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 35.000 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 2012

eRobertParker.com #222 - Dec 2015

Score : (90-92)

Since there might not be an Ex Voto release in the vintage, the 2012 Hermitage should get all of the top parcels/grapes that would normally go into that cuvée. Still aging in equal parts new and once used barrels (it will see a full 38 months in barrel), it has lots of graphite, chocolate and floral notes to go with a solid core of ripe Syrah fruit. Medium plus-bodied, forward, nicely textured, with ripe tannin and integrated acidity, it should be drinkable on release and evolve gracefully for over a decade. Like a lot of this estate’s wines, it continues to show better every year I taste it. 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