Ermitage "De L'Orée"
2014
2013
2012
2011

Unlike Burgundy and Bordeaux, the Rhône does not have an official cru (vineyard) classification system. There are, however, lieux-dits, “named places” or place names that denote vineyard sites and plots within each appellation. Chapoutier owns some of the most famous plots in the Rhône, including 34 hectares within the tiny Hermitage appellation. This collection of highly sought after wines is coined "Selections Parcellaires". These exceptional wines are created organically and biodinamically and are imported to the United States once per year. The name of this vineyard, “De L’Orée," was given by Michel Chapoutier’s grandfather who selected De L’Orée for the vineyard’s location at the eastern edge of Hermitage Hill - “Orée” means “edge” in French. “Orée” is also a reference to the color of the wine as “or” in French means “gold.” De L'Orée is always a critic's favorite with, at best, only 600 cases produced per year. 100% Marsanne, particularly intense due to low yields and high ripeness, this wine handles barrel fermentation without taking on overt oak tones. The site is the alluvial Coteaux des Murets in the eastern part of Hermitage Hill. It is one of the longest-living dry white wines in France.

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Wine Notes
Color
Intense, golden yellow hints of green and gold.
Aroma
Very intense, hot shingles, toffee, and very ripe lemon with floral overtones of acacia and hawthorn.
Taste
Well-rounded start, full-bodied. Very complex with overtones of ripe fruits, spices and roasted flavors. Very long on the palate, with a fresh finish.
Product Information
Vintage: 
2014
Type:
White
Grape Variety Used: 
100% 
Marsanne
Appellation: 
Hermitage
Alcohol: 
14.00%
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
Hand harvested at advanced maturity. After pressing, the must is cold racked for 24 hours. About 50% is vinified in new oak, the rest in vats.
Length/Type of Aging: 
Before bottling, the maturation in casks is checked by frequent tastings. Organoleptic tests are carried out to determine how long the wine should remain in casks prior to bottling. Aging on lees with regular stirring during six months.
Packaging Available:
  • 6
     - 
    750 ML
Imported From: 
France
Unlike Burgundy and Bordeaux, the Rhône does not have an official cru (vineyard) classification system. There are, however, lieux-dits, “named places” or place names that denote vineyard sites and plots within each appellation. Chapoutier owns some of the most famous plots in the Rhône, including 34 hectares within the tiny Hermitage appellation. This collection of highly sought after wines is coined "Selections Parcellaires". These exceptional wines are created organically and biodinamically and are imported to the United States once per year. 
 
The name of this vineyard, “De L’Orée," was given by Michel Chapoutier’s grandfather who selected De L’Orée for the vineyard’s location at the eastern edge of Hermitage Hill - “Orée” means “edge” in French. “Orée” is also a reference to the color of the wine as “or” in French means “gold.”
 
De L'Orée is always a critic's favorite with, at best, only 600 cases produced per year. 100% Marsanne, particularly intense due to low yields and high ripeness, this wine handles barrel fermentation without taking on overt oak tones. The site is the alluvial Coteaux des Murets in the eastern part of Hermitage Hill. It is one of the longest-living dry white wines in France.

View Label/Bottle

Wine Notes
Color
Intense, golden yellow hints of green and gold.
Aroma
Very intense, hot shingles, toffee, and very ripe lemon with floral overtones of acacia and hawthorn.
Taste
Well-rounded start, full-bodied. Very complex with overtones of ripe fruits, spices and roasted flavors. Very long on the palate, with a fresh finish.
Product Information
Vintage: 
2013
Type:
White
Grape Variety Used: 
100% 
Marsanne
Appellation: 
Hermitage
Alcohol: 
14.00%
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
Hand harvested at advanced maturity. After pressing, the must is cold racked for 24 hours. About 50% is vinified in new oak, the rest in vats.
Length/Type of Aging: 
Before bottling, the maturation in casks is checked by frequent tastings. Organoleptic tests are carried out to determine how long the wine should remain in casks prior to bottling. Aging on lees with regular stirring during six months.
Bottled Date: 
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Release Date:
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Cases Produced: 
600
Packaging Available:
  • 6
     - 
    750 ML
Imported From: 
France
Unlike Burgundy and Bordeaux, the Rhône does not have an official cru (vineyard) classification system. There are, however, lieux-dits, “named places” or place names that denote vineyard sites and plots within each appellation. Chapoutier owns some of the most famous plots in the Rhône, including 34 hectares within the tiny Hermitage appellation. This collection of highly sought after wines is coined "Selections Parcellaires". These exceptional wines are created organically and biodinamically and imported to the United States once per year. 
 
The name of this vineyard, “De L’Orée, was given by Michel Chapoutier’s grandfather who selected De L’Orée for the vineyard’s location at the eastern edge of Hermitage Hill - “Orée” means “edge” in French. “Orée” is also a reference to the color of the wine as “or” in French means “gold.”
 
De L'Orée is always a critic's favorite with, at best, only 600 cases produced per year. 100% Marsanne, particularly intense due to low yields and high ripeness, this wine handles barrel fermentation without taking on overt oak tones. The site is the alluvial Coteaux des Murets in the eastern part of Hermitage Hill. It is one of the longest-living dry white wines in France.

View Label/Bottle

Wine Notes
Color
Intense, golden yellow with hints of green and gold
Aroma
Very intense, hot shingles, toffee, and very ripe lemon with floral overtones of acacia and hawthorn.
Taste
Well-rounded start, full bodied, very complex with overtones of ripe fruits, spices and roasted flavors. Very long in the palate, with a fresh finish.
Product Information
Vintage: 
2012
Type:
White
Grape Variety Used: 
100% 
Marsanne
Appellation: 
Hermitage
Alcohol: 
13.50%
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
Hand harvested at advanced maturity. After pressing, the must is cold racked for 24 hours. About 50% is vinified in new oak, the rest in vats.
Length/Type of Aging: 
Before bottling, the maturaturation in casks is checked by frequent tastings. Organoleptic tests are carried out to determine how long it should remain in casks prior to bottling. Ageing on lees with regular stirring during 6 months.
Bottled Date: 
Monday, September 1, 2014
Release Date:
Saturday, November 1, 2014
Cases Produced: 
66
Packaging Available:
  • 6
     - 
    750 ML
Imported From: 
France
Unlike Burgundy and Bordeaux, the Rhône does not have an official cru (vineyard) classification system. There are, however, lieux-dits, “named places” or place names that denote vineyard sites and plots within each appellation. Chapoutier owns some of the most famous plots in the Rhône, including 34 hectares within the tiny Hermitage appellation. This collection of highly sought after wines is coined "Selections Parcellaires". These exceptional wines are created organically and biodinamically and imported to the United States once per year. 
 
The name of this vineyard, “De L’Orée, was given by Michel Chapoutier’s grandfather who selected De L’Orée for the vineyard’s location at the eastern edge of Hermitage Hill - “Orée” means “edge” in French. “Orée” is also a reference to the color of the wine as “or” in French means “gold.”
 
De L'Orée is always a critic's favorite with, at best, only 600 cases produced per year. 100% Marsanne, particularly intense due to low yields and high ripeness, this wine handles barrel fermentation without taking on overt oak tones. The site is the alluvial Coteaux des Murets in the eastern part of Hermitage Hill. It is one of the longest-living dry white wines in France.

View Label/Bottle

Wine Notes
Color
Intense, golden yellow, with hints of green and gold
Aroma
Very intense, hot shingles, toffee, and very ripe lemon with floral overtones of acacia and hawthorn
Taste
Well-rounded start, full bodied, very complex with overtones of ripe fruits, spices and roasted flavors. Very long in the palate, with a fresh finish
Product Information
Vintage: 
2011
Type:
White
Grape Variety Used: 
100% 
Marsanne
Appellation: 
Hermitage
Alcohol: 
14.00%
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
Hand harvested at advanced maturity. After pressing, the must is cold racked for 24 hours. About 50% is vinified in new oak, the rest in vats.
Length/Type of Aging: 
Before bottling, the maturaturation in casks is checked by frequent tastings. Organoleptic tests are carried out to determine how long it should remain in casks prior to bottling. Ageing on lees with regular stirring during 6 months.
Packaging Available:
  • 6
     - 
    750 ML
Imported From: 
France