M Chapoutier L Ermite Hermitage Rouge 2011

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M Chapoutier L Ermite Hermitage Rouge 2011

Colour: very dark, purple, almost black.
Nose: dark fruit with notes of spice and ink.
Palate: very powerful yet silky tannins,
with notes of smoke and pepper.
A wonderful expression of the Syrah
in this granite soil. Depending on
the vintage, the wine can be kept
for 30 to 60 years, and sometimes
even 50 to 75 years

M Chapoutier L Ermite Hermitage Rouge 2011

100% Syrah.
Plantation density:
from 9,000 to 10,000 vines/hectare.
Terroir
Shallow, sandy, leached, brown soils,
from Tournon granite, situated at the top
of the Hermitage hill, near the chapel,
in a locality known as l’Ermite.
The characteristics of Tournon granite are:
• A texture referred to as “à dents
de cheval” (horse toothed) or porphyroid (i.e. with
coarse-grained inclusions
in the middle of minerals of smaller size).
• The composition’s special characteristics: These
same coarse grains are orthoclase macrocrystals,
K-feldspar the abundance
of which means that this granite is classed as
“alkaline granite”.
120 year old vines on very poor granite soils (with
the exception of vines planted
to replace dead vine plants).
A large part of the vineyard is pre-phylloxera or
consisting of vines replaced by “marcotting”
(layering) (non-grafted, without rootstock).
This vineyard has been biodynamically grown since
1991.
Harvest
Very late harvesting by hand at optimum
phenolic maturity (for better extractability
of skin compounds).
Vinification
The 100% destalked grapes are vinified
in concrete tanks. Maceration lasts
4 to 6 weeks in order to obtain silky,
stable tannins that will give the wine very long
aging potential. Temperatures above 30°C are
desirable to favour texture (polymerization of
tannins) over aromas. Only free run wine is used
for this wine.
Maturing
20% of the wine is aged in new barrels,
20% in barrels already used for 1 vintage,
30% in barrels of 2 vintages, and the balance in
concrete vats.
Tasting
Colour: very dark, purple, almost black.
Nose: dark fruit with notes of spice and ink.
Palate: very powerful yet silky tannins,
with notes of smoke and pepper.
A wonderful expression of the Syrah
in this granite soil. Depending on
the vintage, the wine can be kept
for 30 to 60 years, and sometimes
even 50 to 75 years

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Bottles Per Case 6
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Vintage 2011
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