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Grain Ermitage

, Switzerland
My special favourite in Marie-Therese Chappaz's range. Stunning year on year

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Grain Ermitage

, Switzerland

Availability: In stock

My special favourite in Marie-Therese Chappaz's range. Stunning year on year
My special favourite in Marie-Therese Chappaz's range. Stunning year on year
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Grain Ermitage

Grain Ermitage 2017

£68.95
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Marsanne in the Valais is called Ermitage in hommage to, of course, Hermitage. This is my special favourite in Marie-Therese Chappaz's range. It used to be easier to get, too, compared to her Petite Arvine, but in the meantime others have caught on how magical it is so it is almost as hard to reserve. The name has changed over the years as have some of the choices made in vinification, but it is stunning year on year.

It starts with old vines of Marsanne planted by her great uncle Maurice Troillet - almost 100 years ago. They are unbelievably gnarly on a very steep vineyard. This is heroic winemaking and I am so glad there is a lady on this planet crazy enough to do it, because I would miss that wine dearly if it didn't exist.

The wine is expressive and complex. It starts with a typical Marsanne profile and Marie Therese's signature - with the additional concentration that very old vines bring. Think ripe plums, an earthy, spicy undercurrent, and the mineral freshness and precision - it's almost airy at times, and yet so powerful. Lots of texture. A bit more exotic than Rhone Marsanne.

If you have a blind taster in your life that you love a lot, but also want to befuddle, this is it.

The wine is finished in oak for 18 months.

Serving Suggestions:

It's a delight to just savour on its own but it is also a phenomenal wine a "well hung" cheese board ;)

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Product code 41CZ02
Bottle Size 0.75
Winemaker Marie-Therese Chappaz
Featured Themes Cult Wine, Rarities, Women Winemakers
Style White, Single Variety, Dry, Still
Variety Traminer / Heida
Key Features Organic, Biodynamic, Unoaked, Late Harvest, "Natural", "Slow Wine", Low Intervention, Old Vines, Single Vineyard, Vegan (certified), Vegetarian and Vegan
Winemaking Spontaneous Yeast, Low Sulphur, Late Harvest, Malolactic
Country Switzerland
Region(s) Valais
Ripeness Normal
Closure Natural Cork
Aged In Barrel (new), Barrel (old)
Vintage NV
Vintages NV
1742
vintage:2017
size:0.75
stock: 56 available for London Van delivery, courier, slow delivery, HQ and warehouse pickup
product code:[41CZ0217]
alcohol:14.5
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size: 0.75
vintage:2017
stock: 56 available for London Van delivery, courier, slow delivery, HQ and warehouse pickup
product code:[41CZ0217]
closure:(not set yet)
variety:Marsanne
alcohol:14.5
Tasting Notes

Tasting Notes

The wine is expressive and complex. It starts with a typical Marsanne profile and Marie Therese's signature - with the additional concentration that very old vines bring. Think ripe plums, an earthy, spicy undercurrent, and the mineral freshness and precision - it's almost airy at times, and yet so powerful. Lots of texture. A bit more exotic than Rhone Marsanne.
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