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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 2017

WINE ADVOCATE

Score : 95

Another terrific year for this wine, the 2017 Ermitage Ex Voto Blanc offers up smoky, bacony aromas, which add a mouthwatering note to the wine's citrus and melon flavors. It's full-bodied, maybe not as rich, dense or age-worthy as the 2016, yet with great freshness and incisive length.  Joe Czerwinski

 

JEB DUNNUCK

Score : 99

Just about perfection in a glass, the 2017 Hermitage Ex Voto Blanc is a tour de force, offering a heavenly bouquet of white currants, quince, toasted bread, spice box, and assorted flower oil-like nuances. Deep, full-bodied, and massively concentrated on the palate, it has a distinct salty minerality, a stacked mid-palate, and bright acidity, all making for a Hermitage Blanc that needs 4-5 years of bottle age, yet will keep for two decades or more. Jeb Dunnuck

Consumption

A 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