M. Chapoutier Ermitage l’Ermite Red 2018

M. Chapoutier Ermitage l’Ermite Red 2018

$487.00

9 in stock

Scores

WS 97  RP 98 - 100  

Producer Tasting Notes

Appearance: very deep garnet red, almost black. Nose: black fruits with spices and ink overtones. Palate: tannins are in the same time powerful and velvety. Smoky and pepper overtones express wonderfully the Syrah variety on granitic soil. According to the vintage, the wine can be kept from 30 to 60 years, indeed from 50 to 75 years.


Vineyard Notes

Situated at the top of the Hermitage hill, around the chapel, in a place named the Ermite. The vines are 80 years old and are on granitic soils which are very poor.


Winemaking

The harvest which is 100% destemmed, is matured in concrete tanks. Fermentation lasts around 4 weeks, to obtain soft and stable tannins to keep the wine for a very long time. The temperature does not exceed 32°C to enable good quality extraction. To make this wine, only the free-run juice is used.


Ageing

Free run juice is immediately transferred into new and one-year-old casks to be matured from 18 to 20 months.

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Additional information

Weight 2.8 lbs
Dimensions 13.25 × 3.5 × 3.5 in
Color & Type

Red

Varietal

Syrah

Vintage

2018

Country

France

Region

Rhone

Appellation

Hermitage

Bottle Size

750ml

Closure

Cork

Sweetness

Dry

Maturation

Oaked

Ownership

Michel Chapoutier and Marc Chapoutier