Rhône Valley - Ermitage
Oeil : brilliant and limpid straw yellow.
Nez : complex aromas of vanilla, almonds, dried fruits and linden-tree. The minerality is marked (typical of the soil).
Bouche : very round and rich wine. An elegant balance, with a light bitterness at the end. Very ripe white fruit aromas (peach and apricot). Beautiful length in mouth and a huge complexity. According to the vintage, the wine can be kept from 30 to 60 years, indeed from 50 to 75 years.
Cépage(s) : Marsanne. Selection of our oldest vines.
Vendanges : Hand harvesting at maturity.
Sol : Situated at the top of the Hermitage hill, around the chapel, in a place named the “Ermite”, soils are very poor and granitic.
Vinification : After a light cold-settling, fermentation is entirely made in casks between 18 and 20°C.
Elevage : After a long period of fermentation, the wine is matured on lees, with regular stirrings, between 10 and 12 months.
Degré d’alcool : 13.5