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  • Country ranking ?

    1 971
  • Producer ranking ?

    22
  • Decanting time

    2h
  • When to drink

    2020-2035
  • Food Pairing

    Poultry & Creamy Soup

The Story

This wine is made from a selection of Chapoutier's oldest Marsanne (some more than 100 years old) situated at the top of the Hermitage hill, behind the chapel, in a place named the Ermite with very poor granite and shallow soils (gore) where there is no alluvium deposited by the Rhône River. The very poor, granite soil therefore yields powerful,  more austere wines than those from Ermitage in the other selections. This is the most structured of Michel's white Hermitage and the rarest of all his wines. It shows great elegance and intense minerality typical of concentrated Marsanne.

Grape variety

Marsanne from our oldest vines (some more than 100 years old)

 Soil

Situated at the top of the hermitage hill, around the chapel, in a place named the Ermite on a very poor granitic soils (gore)

 Harvesting

Hand harvesting

 Vinification

After pressing, the must is cold-racked for 24 hours. Fermentation in 50% new casks, the rest in vats at temperature between 20 and 22° C.

 Maturing

Before bottling, the maturing in casks is checked by frequent tasting. Maturation on lees (100 % new oak) with regular stirring for 8 to 12 months. Then 6 months ageing in bottle. 

 Ageing potential: +25 years

 Matching food

Seafood (crayfish & lobster). Foie gras. White meat and creamy sauce. Curry and spicy dishes. Goat's cheese, blue cheese.

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Origin

Cornas, Rhône

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