Hermitage is the most prestigious designation of the Northern Rhone Valley, located on a hill overlooking the Rhone, covers 137 ha. The combination of a granite soil retaining the heat with an exposure of the vineyard to the south allows an excellent maturation of the grapes. Syrah being utilised for the red wines while Roussanne and Marsanne for the white wines, the best of which come from the highest vineyards with more clay-limestone soils. The yields are limited to 40 hl / ha and among the most famous climates we can find Les Bessards, Le Meal, Les Greffieux, Les Diognieres. The red wines are heady, opulent, very structured and their aging can go up to more than 30 years .The whites, not very acid, have notes of almond, nuts, white flowers, saffron and spices.
Only few producers are on the Hermitage hill, you will find the three mastodons of the Rhone Valley: Jaboulet, Guigal and Chapoutier, some of whom have seen their wines rewarded with 100/100 Parker (Guigal Hermitage Ex Voto 2010 blanc, Jaboulet Hermitage La Chapelle 1990, Jean Louis Chave Hermitage 2015) but also smaller producers such as Jean Louis Chave, Alain Graillot, Dard & Ribo, Laurent Combier (renowed for his stunning Crozes Hermitage), Marc Sorrel, Tardieu Laurent etc… Purchasing Hermitage wines is possible on Vins & Millesimes and choosing the best bottle has never been easier! Discover our selection of the greatest Hermitage and treat yourself with exceptional bottles and magnums with several rare vintages available. Wines 100% in stock, available with fast shipping and at the best price!