M. Chapoutier L’Ermite Blanc
AOP Hermitage, Rhône
Brilliant straw in color, this wine is complex with aromas of vanilla, almonds, dried fruits, linden-tree and minerality. It is a very round and rich wine, elegantly balanced with a light bitterness on the finish. It has beautiful complexity and a lengthy finish.
Grilled or roasted white meats. Perfect with fish, shellfish, and many Asian inspired dishes. Also wonderful with mild creamy cheeses and mature strong cheeses.
Grapes are hand-harvested at maturity from a selection of our oldest vines.. After a light cold-settling, fermentation is entirely made in casks between 18 and 20°C. After a long period of fermentation, the wine is matured on lees, with regular stirrings, between 10 and 12 months.
Situated at the top of the Hermitage hill, around the chapel, in a place named the “Ermite”, where the soils are very poor and granitic.
Grapes: 100% Marsanne
Alcohol by Volume: 14%