Hermitage "Chante-Alouette" Blanc
2015
2014
2013
2012
2011
2010
2002

The highly sought-after appellation of Hermitage is named after the tiny chapel at its highest point (once home to hermits). Most do not realize Hermitage is comprised of just a few hilltops with very dense terroir. Steep southerly facing terraces with unique microclimates drive rich complexity in the wines. In Hermitage, Marsanne is able to make some of the world's top and most long-lived whites.

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Wine Notes
Color
Brilliant golden green
Aroma
Complex and subtle aromas of quince, walnut, honey, ginger and acacia with a hint of lime blossom.
Taste
A pwerful wine with a distinct finish of almond. Very elegant with good length.
Product Information
Vintage: 
2015
Type:
White
Grape Variety Used: 
100% 
Marsanne
Appellation: 
Hermitage
Alcohol: 
13.50%
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
Hand harvesting at maturity. After pressuring, the must is cold racked for 48 hours. One third of the wine is vinified in new casks, the rest in stainless steel vats. The temperature of fermentation is regulated to develop the aromatic complexity of the wines.
Length/Type of Aging: 
Matured 10-12 months after malolactic fermentation occurs.
Packaging Available:
  • 6
     - 
    750 ML
Imported From: 
France
The highly sought-after appellation of Hermitage is named after the tiny chapel at its highest point, once home to hermits and later used by bird hunters, like Michel Chapoutier’s grandfather. “Alouette” is a kind of bird. “Chante Alouette” means “Sing Alouette.”
 
Many do not realize Hermitage is comprised of just a few hilltops with very dense terroir. Steep southerly-facing terraces with unique microclimates drive rich complexity in the wines. In Hermitage, Marsanne is able to make some of the world's top and most long-lived whites. The vineyard from which the grapes are selected is located at the top of the Hermitage slope and extends down to the bottom, near the Méal vineyard. The soil is made of loess and covered with chalky clay and it is managed utilizing various biodynamic practices.

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Wine Notes
Color
Brilliant golden green
Aroma
Complex and subtle aromas of quince, walnut, honey, ginger and acacia with a hint of lime blossom.
Taste
A powerful wine with a distinct finish of almond. Very elegant with good length.
Product Information
Vintage: 
2014
Type:
White
Grape Variety Used: 
100% 
Marsanne
Appellation: 
Hermitage
Alcohol: 
14.00%
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
Hand harvesting at maturity. After pressuring, the must is cold racked for 48 hours. One third of the wine is vinified in new casks, the rest in stainless steel vats. The temperature of fermentation is regulated to develop the aromatic complexity of the wines.
Length/Type of Aging: 
Matured 10 to 12 months after malolactic fermentation occurs.
Bottled Date: 
Friday, May 15, 2015
Release Date:
Monday, June 15, 2015
Cases Produced: 
1,200
Packaging Available:
  • 6
     - 
    750 ML
Imported From: 
France
The highly sought-after appellation of Hermitage is named after the tiny chapel at its highest point, once home to hermits and later used by bird hunters, like Michel Chapoutier’s grandfather. “Alouette” is a kind of bird. “Chante Alouette” means “Sing Alouette.”
Many do not realize Hermitage is comprised of just a few hilltops with very dense terroir. Steep southerly-facing terraces with unique microclimates drive rich complexity in the wines. In Hermitage, Marsanne is able to make some of the world's top and most long-lived whites. The vineyard from which the grapes are selected is located at the top of the Hermitage slope and extends down to the bottom, near the Méal vineyard. The soil is made of loess and covered with chalky clay and it is managed utilizing various biodynamic practices.

View Label/Bottle

Wine Notes
Color
Brilliant golden green
Aroma
Complex and subtle aromas of quince, walnut, honey, ginger and acacia with a hint of lime blossom.
Taste
A powerful wine with a distinct finish of almond. Very elegant with good length.
Product Information
Vintage: 
2013
Type:
White
Grape Variety Used: 
100% 
Marsanne
Appellation: 
Hermitage
Alcohol: 
14.00%
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
Hand harvesting at maturity. After pressuring, the must is cold racked for 48 hours. One third of the wine is vinified in new casks, the rest in stainless steel vats. The temperature of fermentation is regulated to develop the aromatic complexity of the wines.
Length/Type of Aging: 
Matured 10 to 12 months after malolactic fermentation occurs.
Bottled Date: 
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Release Date:
Saturday, November 1, 2014
Cases Produced: 
1,200
Packaging Available:
  • 6
     - 
    750 ML
Imported From: 
France

The highly sought-after appellation of Hermitage is named after the tiny chapel at its highest point, once home to hermits and later used by bird hunters, like Michel Chapoutier’s grandfather. “Alouette” is a kind of bird. “Chante Alouette” means “Sing Alouette.”

Many do not realize Hermitage is comprised of just a few hilltops with very dense terroir. Steep southerly-facing terraces with unique microclimates drive rich complexity in the wines. In Hermitage, Marsanne is able to make some of the world's top and most long-lived whites. The vineyard from which the grapes are selected is located at the top of the Hermitage slope and extends down to the bottom, near the Méal vineyard. The soil is made of loess and covered with chalky clay and it is managed utilizing various biodynamic practices.

View Label/Bottle

Wine Notes
Color
Brilliant golden green
Aroma
Complex and subtle aromas of quince, walnut, honey, ginger and acacia with a hint of lime blossom.
Taste
A powerful wine with a distinct finish of almond. Very elegant with good length.
Product Information
Vintage: 
2012
Type:
White
Grape Variety Used: 
100% 
Marsanne
Appellation: 
Hermitage
Alcohol: 
13.50%
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
Hand harvesting at maturity. After pressuring, the must is cold racked for 48 hours. One third of the wine is vinified in new casks, the rest in stainless steel vats. The temperature of fermentation is regulated to develop the aromatic complexity of the wines.
Length/Type of Aging: 
Matured 10-12 months after malolactic fermentation occurs.
Bottled Date: 
Friday, November 1, 2013
Release Date:
Wednesday, January 1, 2014
Cases Produced: 
1,200
Packaging Available:
  • 6
     - 
    750 ML
Imported From: 
France
The highly sought-after appellation of Hermitage is named after the tiny chapel at its highest point, once home to hermits and later used by bird hunters, like Michel Chapoutier’s grandfather. “Alouette” is a kind of bird. “Chante Alouette” means “Sing Alouette.” 
 
Many do not realize Hermitage is comprised of just a few hilltops with very dense terroir. Steep southerly-facing terraces with unique microclimates drive rich complexity in the wines. In Hermitage, Marsanne is able to make some of the world's top and most long-lived whites. The vineyard from which the grapes are selected is located at the top of the Hermitage slope and extends down to the bottom, near the Méal vineyard. The soil is made of loess and covered with chalky clay and it is managed utilizing various biodynamic practices.
 

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Wine Notes
Color
Brilliant golden green
Aroma
Complex and subtle aromas of quince, walnut, honey, ginger and acacia with a hint of lime blossom.
Taste
A powerful wine with a distinct finish of almond. Very elegant with good length.
Product Information
Vintage: 
2011
Type:
White
Grape Variety Used: 
100% 
Marsanne
Appellation: 
Hermitage
Alcohol: 
14.00%
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
Hand harvesting at maturity. After pressuring, the must is cold racked for 48 hours. One third of the wine is vinified in new casks, the rest in stainless steel vats. The temperature of fermentation is regulated to develop the aromatic complexity of the wines.
Length/Type of Aging: 
Matured 10-12 months after malolactic fermentation occurs.
Bottled Date: 
Monday, October 1, 2012
Release Date:
Friday, February 1, 2013
Cases Produced: 
400
Packaging Available:
  • 6
     - 
    750 ML
Imported From: 
France

The highly sought-after appellation of Hermitage is named after the tiny chapel at its highest point (once home to hermits). Most do not realize Hermitage is comprised of just a few hilltops with very dense terrior. Steep southerly facing terraces with unique microclimates drive rich complexity in the wines. In Hermitage, Marsanne is able to make some of the world's top and most long-lived whites. The vineyard from which the grapes are selected is located at the top of the Hermitage slop and extends down to the bottom, near the Meal vineyard. The soil is made of loess and covered with chalky clay and it is managed utilizing various biodynamic practices.

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Wine Notes
Color
Brilliant golden green.
Aroma
Complex and subtle aromas of quince, walnut, honey, ginger and acacia with a hint of lime blossom.
Taste
A powerful wine with a distinct finish of almond. Very elegant with good length.
Product Information
Vintage: 
2010
Type:
White
Appellation: 
Hermitage
Alcohol: 
14.00%
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
Hand harvesting at maturity. After pressuring, the must is cold racked for 48 hours. One third of the wine is vinified in new casks, the rest in stainless steel vats. The temperature of fermentation is regulated to develop the aromatic complexity of the wines.
Length/Type of Aging: 
Matured 10-12 months after malolactic fermentation occurs.
Packaging Available:
  • 6
     - 
    750 ML
Imported From: 
France

Hermitage wines possess a rich historical past.

They were appreciated as early on as Roman times when they were enjoyed (as well as Côte Rotie wines) under the name of " Vienne wines "and were later to be called " Saint Christopher's hillside wines " because of a chapel there bearing the saint's name. They were also to be known of as " Tournon wines ".

The name of Hermitage probably first appeared in the XVIIth Century in memory of Henry Gaspard, a knight from Stérimberg : who having come back from the Crusades (in the XIIIth Century) and tired of waging war, lived as a hermite on a hillside which had been given to him by Anne of Castille,Queen of Spain.

There he planted a vineyard. Alexander Dumas as well as the Tsar Nicholas II are among the many connoisseurs of this particularly highly estimated wine.

 

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Wine Notes
Color
Brilliant green/gold
Aroma
Complex aromas of quince, walnut, honey, ginger and acacia.
Taste
Full-bodied with a toasty buttered alomond finish.
Product Information
Vintage: 
2002
Type:
White
Appellation: 
Hermitage
Alcohol: 
13.50%
Acid Level: 
2.90 g/l
Sugar Level: 
1.00 g/l
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
Pressed juice is fermented in stainless steel tanks and (1/3) new oak barrels.
Length/Type of Aging: 
Matured 10-12 months after malolactic fermentation.
Bottled Date: 
Monday, September 1, 2003
Cases Produced: 
2,000
Packaging Available:
  • 12
     - 
    750 ML
Imported From: 
France