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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

39 Hl/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 2016

BETTANE+DESSEAUVE

Score : 17.5/20

Plus richement élevé mais aussi plus de profondeur que l’autre hermitage, savoureux et ample, avec l’équilibre digeste et la persistance des grands hermitages blancs, un vin de plats en sauce. 

 

JEB DUNNUCK

Score : 96

The 2016 Hermitage Ex Voto Blanc saw the same élevage of new barrels, and while bottled, it won’t be released for another year. It’s a thrilling white that ranks up there with the best of the appellation, including Chapoutier’s single vineyards as well as the Jean-Louis Chaves magical Hermitage Blanc. This beauty shows the more elegant, seamless style of the vintage, yet it’s going to put on weight with time in bottle. Boasting sensational notes of white peach, pineapple, quince, and white truffle, it has terrific concentration, integrated acidity, and a fabulous finish.

 

WINE ADVOCATE

Score : (94 - 97)

The 2016 Hermitage Ex Voto Blanc should prove to be a terrific wine once it’s bottled next year. It certainly looks great out of barrel, loaded with richness yet weightless at the same time, marked by toast but balanced by fruit and with a plush texture and lengthy finish.

 

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