Hermitage Wine

 

The Northern Rhone’s most important appellation, Hermitage is a south-facing slope overlooking the town of Tain L’Hermitage which is planted mostly to Syrah. White Hermitage is right and round, and is made from Marsanne and Roussanne. The best of these Syrahs combine power and finesse and are very ageworthy. It’s not going too far to say that this is the place in the world where the Syrah grape finds its best expression.
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  • Rousanne

    History of the grape: Roussanne likely gets its name from the light brown color of its skin (“roux” in French). Rouss...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Sémillon

    History of the grape: Little is documented about the early years of this grape, which is surprising due to its distin...

  • Viognier

    This special and exciting variety has taken California by storm and young plantings already demonstrate that this out...

  • Marsanne

    Avilleran, Champagne Piacentina, Ermitage, Grosse Roussette, Hermitage, Johannisberg, Marsan Belyi, Marsanne Blanche,...

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  • Domaine Les Vins de Vienne

    Les Vins de Vienne is a name given to the wines from around that town in the northern Rhone val...

  • Ferraton Père & Fils

    Ferraton Père et Fils is a winery/negociant in the north of the Côtes du Rhône. Their wines are...

  • M. Chapoutier

    The name CHAPOUTIER is present in the Rhône Valley since 1808. In 1879, the distant ancestor Poly...

  • Cave Vineyard

    After Marty and Mary Jo Strussion purchased the property, they soon decided that it would be the ...

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Hermitage on Snooth

  • Brunel de la Gardine Crozes-Hermitage 2014

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Zuf - funny stuff!The addition of Viognier to Syrah or other whites to reds ... of Viognier - Cote Rotie vs Hermitage, and after 10-15 years, it's pretty much impossible to detect the dif in tast Read More

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  • @GT.  I will be in touch in a day or two.  Probably first via ... ... ... the other hand, if good Hermitage passes your lips (e.g.), you will not be happy with cheap Shiraz from Oz.... which makes for a problem. Gotta rush... M/ Read More

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  • I remember being coaxed to attend that event in, I think, California.  I ... another note, the Jaboulet Hermitage... and certainly not the 1961 version Jancis Robinson laudavit in caelem (praised to heaven) is over 335 clams in Canada (2015), but is rated by some mountebank at 98 points.  Not that I intend to argue it is not the sweetest necta... Read More

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  • Greg,The friend who's boiler I fixed is a doctor, and also a cyclist.  ... ... One of them left an Hermitage in their room because his suitcase was full.  My friend scooped it and gave it to me a few years ago.  I became hooked and now I'm going to get a 2015 Jaboulet La Chapelle (best one since 1961.....100pts).  There's one down the road fro... Read More

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  • Paul Jaboulet Aine Crozes-Hermitage les Jalets 2011

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    very nicely done Rhone: it has the sweetness of spring yet the strength of a mild winter blending magnificently into a savory summer. Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor


  • La Reserve des Pontifes Michel Bernard Hermitage 1994

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    I bought this bottle of wine for £16 from the website ....Hermitage is an appellation created in 1937,although viticulture here goes back centuries,for red and white wines from the slopes of the hill by the town of Tain on the east bank of the Rhone river about 40 miles south of Lyon.It is a very prestigious appellation having once been favoure... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Hi everyone! I am back from my incredible trip to Lyon...  will send ... ... I had a really good Crozes Hermitage at the Opera for 3 Euros! By the way: even if you don't go to the Opera (which you should), make sure to go up to the rooftop bar. Great views, bites and wines (and an enclosed area and heaters for the chilly weather)* The Visitors... Read More

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  • Definitely have some to add. Here are the first dozen or so off the top of my ... Brion1961 Latour1978 Chave Hermitage1990 Beaucastel Hommage Jacque PerrinFaiveley Musigny - Not sure what year is best. Roumier Amoureuses, Bonne Mares - 1999 or 2012 let's say. Or the Musigny for that matter!2012 Comte Liger Belair - Vosne 1er Aux Reignots - Luc... Read More

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  • Burgundy on a Budget.  You get to write that column.  I have to say, ... imagine the '89 Jaboulet Hermitage La Chappelle I drank a few years ago would be over $500 at a restaurant.  (Lucky me that I was sitting near David Parker of Benchmark Wine Group at the time.)  But Burgundy, yeah, that'll eat up the night's wine budge Read More

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