Château L'Ermitage 'Tradition' Blanc,

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Château L'Ermitage 'Tradition' Blanc,

John's pick of 2014!! Fruity, fresh, white Rhône.

Specifications

Country, Region
France, Rhône
Grape
Rousanne 60%, Grenache 20%, Viognier 20%
Vintage
2017
ABV
13.5%
Food friend
Asparagus
Vegan
Vegetarian

Additional Details

Tasting Notes

Aromas of orange blossom and a stony, flinty quality, the natural richness of Viognier and Grenache are balanced by fresh grapefruit and citrus from the Roussanne with a touch of mineral complexity. This is bouncy and modern but remains of its place.

Producer details

Château l'Ermitage was founded in the XIth Century by the hermits of Ste Cécile d'Estagel Abbay. It is situated on the pilgrimage route of Santiago de Compostella. The estate's total surface covers 80 hectares of sunny south facing vineyards, which benefit from the airy Mediterranean climate. The domain's owners for the past 30 years have been Michel and Jérôme Castillon. The work they accomplish allows the grape to breathe out and the use of oak barrels for ageing is restricted as much as possible.

In the vineyard

The vineyard benefits from the exposure of Costières de Nîmes, Southern hillside cascading down towards the Mediterranean, a location which provides optimal sunshine and being near from the sea, there are freshening winds. This cool marine wind drops summer temperatures from 35°C to 30°C favouring even ripening and water retention in the pebbly soil. This wine is produced from low-yielding 20 year old vines yielding 50hl/ha. Grapes are picked early to preserve fruit aromas. The winery is a member of Terra Vitis, a group dedicated to safeguarding the environment and using natural treatments wherever possible.

In the winery

Grapes are destemmed before being gently pressed. The must is cooled to 6ºC to facilitate natural clarification then fermented at 16º & kept on the fine lees to develop and accentuate the flavours.

Food Recommendations

A lovely aperitif but also matches well with asparagus, grilled fish and chicken in a creamy sauce.

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