Hermitage "Vin de Paille"
2010
2010

Ermitage 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 Ermitage 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
Deep golden yellow
Aroma
Complex and subtle with aromas of honey, acacia and straw.
Taste
Very well balanced and concentrated with an extraordinary length.
Product Information
Vintage: 
2010
Type:
White
Grape Variety Used: 
100% 
Marsanne
Appellation: 
Hermitage
Alcohol: 
14.00%
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
The grapes are picked ripe including several selective pickings before being put to dry on a bed of straw for at least two months before pressing.
Length/Type of Aging: 
The fermentation and aging take place entirely in new oak casks and lasts from 24 to 36 months.
Packaging Available:
  • 3
     - 
    375 ML
Imported From: 
France