M Chapoutier L'Ermite Hermitage Blanc 2017

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M Chapoutier L'Ermite Hermitage Blanc 2017

As in 2016, my favorite of the white parcel selections this year is the 2017 Ermitage l'Ermite Blanc (231 cases produced), as it perfectly balances richness and power with refinement and structure. Toasted brioche and citrus marmalade, honey and truffle notes deliver sheer full-bodied, mouth-filling decadence, supported by austere notes of crushed granite, zesty grapefruit rind and cooling brine. Huge and intense yet refreshing, it's the essence of granite-grown Marsanne.

100 points Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate (10/2018)

M Chapoutier L'Ermite Hermitage Blanc 2017

Marsanne.
Selection of our oldest vines.
Terroir
Situated at the top of the Hermitage hill, around the chapel, in a place named the “Ermite”, soils are very poor
and granitic.
Harvest
Hand harvesting at maturity.
Vinification
After a light cold-settling, fermentation is entirely made in casks between 18 and 20°C.
Maturing
After a long period of fermentation, the wine is matured on lees, with regular stirrings, between 10 and 12 months.
Tasting
Colour: brilliant and limpid straw yellow.
Nose: complex aromas of vanilla, almonds, dried fruits and linden-tree. The minerality is marked (typical of the soil).
Palate: very round and rich wine.
An elegant balance, with a light bitterness at the end. Very ripe white fruit aromas (peach and apricot). Beautiful length
in mouth and a huge complexity.
According to the vintage, the wine can be kept from 30 to 60 years, indeed from 50 to 75 years

As in 2016, my favorite of the white parcel selections this year is the 2017 Ermitage l'Ermite Blanc (231 cases produced), as it perfectly balances richness and power with refinement and structure. Toasted brioche and citrus marmalade, honey and truffle notes deliver sheer full-bodied, mouth-filling decadence, supported by austere notes of crushed granite, zesty grapefruit rind and cooling brine. Huge and intense yet refreshing, it's the essence of granite-grown Marsanne.

100 points Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate (10/2018)

Jancis Robinson - 18/20
"100% Marsanne. Biodynamic. Harvested 4 September. Includes pre-phylloxera vines. Musky, fragrant and open – more aromatically exotic than the Le Méal, but still with tangy acidity and excellent mealy persistence. Wonderfully slow and stately in length."
Wine Spectator - 98/100
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Vinous - 96/100
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