Hermitage, Monier de la Sizeranne, M.Chapoutier

Hermitage, Monier de la Sizeranne, M.Chapoutier

A blend of grapes hand-harvested from vineyards with different soils, from west to east: Les Bessards of granitic origin, constitutes the ‘soul’ of a good Hermitage; Le Méal on an old alluvial terrace, with a lot of gravel and shingle more or less calcareous; Les Greffieux with its silty soil with shingle. Entirely de-stemmed, the grapes ferment in concrete tanks with one to two daily treadings to ensure a good extraction. The temperature varies between 30 and 33°C. The ageing is performed in oak casks between 12 and 14 months. This gives to the wine an oak-spice aroma which is a component of the bouquet. Several rackings allow a slow and natural clarification. Deep garnet-red, with purplish lights; it shows raspberry and blackcurrant with a hint of liquorice and spicy, black pepper. Round and elegant, the wine has concentrated and gentle tannins followed by a lingering fresh finish.

  • Type: Red
  • Country: France
  • Region: Languedoc-Roussillon
  • Vintage: 2011/2012
  • Producer: M. Chapoutier
  • Primary grape: Shiraz/Syrah
  • Bottle size: 75cl
  • List price: £59.00
  • Code: 28346
  • Expression: Barrel