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Château l'Hermitage is the deluxe cuvée wine produced by the St-Emilion Grand Cru Classé property, Château Matras. The wine, which was first made in 1997, is produced from a tiny 4-hectare vineyard, which lies adjacent to Château Matras as well as being sandwiched between the vineyards of Château Angélus and Château Beauséjour-Bécot.
The grapes at Château l'Hermitage (90% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc) are hand-harvested at optimum ripeness and are then fermented in temperature-controlled, stainless-steel vats. The wine is then matured in 100% new oak barrels for 18 month before being bottled. It is neither fined nor filtered.
The first 3 vintages of Château l'Hermitage have been much praised by critics and consumer alike and this is wine is fast becoming one of St-Emilion's most opulent and hedonistic offerings.