Ermitage Blanc, L'Ermite, M. Chapoutier, Vertical (2012 to 2017), 6- Bottle Mixed Case

Ermitage Blanc, L'Ermite, M. Chapoutier, Vertical (2012 to 2017), 6- Bottle Mixed Case

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Ermitage Blanc, L'Ermite, M. Chapoutier, Vertical (2012 to 2017), 6- Bottle Mixed Case

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This unique presentation case brings together six vintages of Maison Chapoutier's iconic white Hermitage: L'Ermite. This case contains one bottle of each of the following vintages: 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.
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Maison Chapoutier

Maison Chapoutier

Applying his usual break-neck rigour to the presidency of InterRhône has not in any way distracted Michel Chapoutier. His range is more impressive in scope than ever, providing the most complete dissection of the region’s styles and terroir. Founded in 1808, Michel took charge in 1988 and became the seventh generation of his family to run the domaine. Since then, quality has soared and he is now farming all his vineyards biodynamically. He also invests in new winemaking projects across the globe, as far-flung as Australia. His children, in particular his daughter, Mathilde, are now increasingly involved in the day-to-day management of the maison, bringing with her her entrepreneurial skills and vision.

Michel describes ’20 as a warm vintage that produced wines with the profile of a cool one. He attributes much of the success to his biodynamic practices, which enabled his vines to weather the drought successfully. The hydric stress increasing the intensity of both sugars and acids, producing wines with concentration and surprising freshness.

 

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Marsanne

Marsanne

Marsanne is the predominant white grape variety grown in the Northern Rhône where it is used to produce white St. Joseph, Crozes-Hermitage, and Hermitage. It is a tricky grape to cultivate, being susceptible to diseases and being particularly sensitive to extreme climatic changes - if growing conditions are too cool, then it fails to ripen fully and produces thin, insipid wines, while, if too hot, the resultant wines are blowsy, overblown and out of balance.

In the Northern Rhône it tends to be blended with around 15% Rousanne and produces richly aromatic, nutty wines which age marvellously - the best examples are from Hermitage and particularly from Chapoutier. Increasingly it is being grown in the Southern Rhône and Languedoc Roussillon where it is bottled as a single varietal or blended with Roussanne, Viognier, and sometimes Chardonnay. It is also grown very successfully in Victoria in Australia where some of the world`s oldest Marsanne vines are to be found.

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