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Hermitage Ex-Voto represents the fulfillment of a longtime dream of Guigal to own his own vineyards on the hill of Hermitage. Through the purchase of the de Vallouit and J. L. Grippat domaines in 2000, Guigal acquired four vineyard parcels on this legendary site. The 2001 vintage was the first release of this estate-bottled Hermitage red and white.
The red comes from Bessards (30%), Greffieux (30%), L’Hermite (20%), and Murets (20%), and spends a full 42 months in new casks and is bottled without fining or filtration. These cuvées will be produced only in exceptional vintages (no 2002 or 2004 was made). This represents the pinnacle of the appellation, with exceptional concentration and great potential longevity.
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.