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Le Méal

Ermitage

White White wine

Ermitage 2016 - Le Méal
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Ermitage 2016 - Le Méal Ermitage 2016 - Le Méal

Quoted value

2017 - DECANTER - 97/100

2017 - DECANTER - 97/100

All quoted values

Contains sulfites

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Vintage 2016 Price Quantity  
The 1,50 L. bottle 492,00 €
The 75 cl. bottle 245,00 €
Futures 2018 Price
excl. VAT
Quantity  
The 1,50 L. bottle
Will be delivered in avril 2021
Restrict to 12 bottles of 75cl per customer
308,00 €
The 75 cl. bottle
Will be delivered in avril 2021
Restrict to 12 bottles of 75cl per customer
153,00 €

Futures

A moderate and sharp Méal by its mineral tensions and celery note. The acidity is outstanding for this terroir, the balance is close to perfection, and a persistence that is already unmistakable. Our personal favorite!

Tasting

Colour : golden yellow, brilliant.
Nose : intense, very mineral, celery overtones, slight and well-integrated hint of wood.
Mouth : ample attack, well-rounded, fine exotic freshness, roasted almond.
According to the vintage, the wine can be kept from 30 to 60 years, indeed from 50 to 75 years.

Sommelier tips

Foie gras
Crayfish,lobster
Fish, poultry in sauces
White meats
Goat's cheese,blue cheese
Spicy dishes and curry

Vintage 2016

Grape variety

Marsanne. The vines (more than 50 years old) give low production and guarantee high quality.

Soil

The grapes producing “Le Méal” come from the Méal hillside. This is an old fluvioglacial alluvial deposit soil with shingles which contribute to the soil warming.

Harvest

The grapes are hand-harvested generally at very good maturity (the potential alcohol content is above 14% vol.).

Winemaking

After pressing the entire grapes, the must is cold settling between 24 and 48 hours.
About 50% of the volume is vinified in big new wooden barrels (600 liters), the others ferment in vats.

Maturing

Before bottling, the wine is aged in casks, with stirrings of the lees, and is checked by frequent tastings.
This is organoleptic criteria which determine the length of the wooded period. In general, bottling happens from 10 to 12 months after harvesting.

Alcohol degree

14,5%


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