Wine of Hermitage appellation
Hermitage is one of the great wines of France. The wine producing area dates back to the 4th century BC. Hermitage wine was served at the table of kings, including Louis XIII. The story goes that the Knight Sterimberg, weary of fighting the Albigensians, decided to retire and dedicate himself to a life of prayer and the cultivation of the vine surrounding a hermitage at the top of the Tain hill. Hermitage became an AOC in 1937. 

It spans 3 communes in the Drôme: Tain-Hermitage, Crozes-Hermitage and Larnage on the left bank of the Rhône. The Hermitage vineyard soils consist of granite sand covered with mica schist and gneiss, as well as beaches of smooth alluvial stones (this diversity is the reason for the existence of numerous lieux-dits (small local spots) within the appellation: Bessards, Greffieux, Méal, Rocoule, Beaumes etc.). Sheltered from the north wind, most of the slopes face south and therefore receive a good amount of sun. 

Around 134 hectares of vines are currently used for an annual production of nearly 4,300 hectolitres of wine. Hermitage wines are made from Syrah for the reds, with the authorized addition of 15% Marsanne and Roussanne. The whites are made from Marsanne and Roussanne. The quality and typical character of the appellation is perfectly illustrated by producers such as M. Chapoutier, Delas Frères, E. Guigal, Jean-Louis Chave, Tardieu Laurent and Ferraton Père & Fils.

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M. Chapoutier - Hermitage Chante-Alouette 2015

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Domaine du Colombier - Hermitage 2013

Guigal - Hermitage rouge 2012

Delas Frères - Hermitage Domaine des Tourettes rouge 2013

Maison Tardieu-Laurent - Hermitage blanc 2014

Maison Tardieu-Laurent - Hermitage rouge 2014

Delas Frères - Hermitage Domaine des Tourettes blanc 2015

Domaine des Remizières - Cuvée Emilie 2015

Domaine des Remizières - Cuvée Emilie 2013

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Guigal - Hermitage blanc 2012

M. Chapoutier - Hermitage Monier de la Sizeranne 2011

M. Chapoutier - Hermitage Chante-Alouette 2014

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