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Rhone Valley

Chapoutier - Ermitage - L'Ermite - Blanc - 2020

Characteristics

Country / Region: Rhône Valley

Vintage: 2020

Name: AOP Ermitage

Grape variety: 100% Marsanne

Alcohol: 14 vol.

Color: White

Capacity: 75 cl

AWARDS

House cited in the Guide des Meilleurs Vins de France 2023 (RVF)
House rated 5 stars in the Guide Bettane + Desseauve 2023
Robert Parker : 98/100

Wine:

Pure marsanne born at the top of the Hermitage hill, the 2020 white Ermitage L'Ermite flies over its category and prefigures the top white of the Northern Rhône Valley. The very poor terroirs of pure granite forge a colossus, capable of crossing the decades, but already so tasty at this stage of youth! The roundness, the balance, the elegance are linked around very ripe fruits, citrus and peach, with juicy flesh, drawing a complex wine, persistent, carried by a fine bitterness and a lot of freshness. Absolute class. Rated 98/100 by Parker.

Vinification:

Hand harvested, vinification in barrels between 18 and 20°C. Aging on lees with regular stirring for 1 to 12 months.

Organic and Biodynamic wine, certified by Demeter.

Color:

Pale and bright golden yellow.

Nose:

Juicy peach and citrus scents.

Palate:

Both round and well-balanced, this wine with a crazy class offers a complex and persistent palate, of great freshness and elegance.

Temperature:

Serve between 10 and 12°C.

Food and wine pairing:

Aumônières of scallops, capon with yellow wine and morels, pan-fried foie gras.

Cellar aging:

From now until 2040.

Michel Chapoutier is the undisputed star of the Rhone Valley. An outstanding ambassador and precursor of biodynamic viticulture, driven by a vision of great wine, this instinctive winemaker is recognized worldwide; his wines are 100% consistent, delivering the most accomplished expressions of their respective terroirs vintage after vintage. 

In particular, on the Hermitage terroir, his favorite place, where he produces outstanding parcel-based wines in biodynamic viticulture. These wines are the epitome of complexity and refinement and are designed for years of aging.