Ermitage wines possess a rich historical past.
They were appreciated as early on as Roman times when they were enjoyed (as well as Côte Rotie wines) under the name of " Vienne wines "and were later to be called " Saint Christopher's hillside wines " because of a chapel there bearing the saint's name. They were also to be known of as " Tournon wines ".
The name of Ermitage probably first appeared in the XVIIth Century in memory of Henry Gaspard, a knight from Stérimberg : who having come back from the Crusades (in the XIIIth Century) and tired of waging war, lived as a hermite on a hillside which had been given to him by Anne of Castille, Queen of Spain.
There he planted a vineyard. Alexander Dumas as well as the Tsar Nicholas II are among the many connoisseurs of this particularly highly estimated wine.
Marsanne. The old vines (60 to 70 years old) guarantee low yields and a qua...
Marsanne. Selection of our oldest vines.
Marsanne. The vines (more than 50 years old) give low production and guaran...
Syrah. The age of the vines (90-100 years) guarantees a very high quality ...
The House of Chapoutier is a winemaker and producer of the finest Rhône Valley appellations. From the Côte-Rôtie, through l'Hermitage, down to the Côtes du Rhône, our aim is to offer you the best portrait of the terroir.
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